Cooperative Research Branch Seeks Stakeholder Input
The future and sustainability of our region’s fisheries depends on collaboration. Only by cultivating meaningful partnerships to support effective research programs can we produce applicable results, including more efficient fishing gear, better data, and stronger markets.
The Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s Cooperative Research Branch wants to hear from the region’s fisheries stakeholders. Your input is key to creating a strategic, forward-thinking plan that outlines clear and actionable steps for building community and developing effective cooperative research projects. Thus, we are hosting a series of engagement sessions in August and September to:
- Engage with fishing communities and fisheries stakeholders.
- Identify and learn from the successes and shortfalls of previous research.
- Discuss research ideas and priorities for future projects.
- Recognize and build upon the strengths of our partners.
Engagement Session Schedule
|Aug 13||Tue||3-5 pm||Portland, ME||Custom House|
|Aug 14||Wed||3-5 pm||Gloucester, MA||MA DMF|
|Aug 20||Tue||3-5 pm||New Bedford, MA||SMAST East|
|Aug 27||Tue||3-5 pm||Riverhead, NY||Cornell Marine Program|
|Aug 28||Wed||3-5 pm||Point Judith, RI||Superior Trawl Conference Room|
|Sept 10||Tue||6:30-8:30 pm||Toms River, NJ||Rutgers Extension Office|
|Sept 11||Wed||3-5 pm||Cape May Court House, NJ||Rutgers Cooperative Extension|
|Sept 24||Tue||3-5 pm||Hampton, VA||VSAREC|
Engagement Session Agenda
- Welcome & Introductions
- Purpose & Intended Outcome of Engagement Sessions
- Discussion: The Cooperative Research Approach
- What are some examples of successful cooperative research?
- What makes a cooperative research project successful?
- What are some shortfalls associated with cooperative research?
- How can/should cooperative research be applied?
- Discussion: Cooperative Research Priorities
- What are cooperative research needs and priorities in the near term?
- What are cooperative research needs and priorities in the long term?
- What types of partners should be engaged?
- What are the expected/desired outcomes?
- Summarize Discussions
For more information, or to provide feedback if you are unable to attend, contact Giovanni Gianesin, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, (508) 495-2308
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