In this interactive session, we will explore experiences and best practices for integrating fisher experiential knowledge (FEXK) integration into marine science. Robert L. Stephenson (Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans) will set the scene, clarifying the difference between using fishers as data points and utilizing their experiential knowledge, in a 'flash keynote'.
We will then proceed to five plenary themed discussion sessions, organized around the following topics:
Each session will involve different presenters (papers and posters) who will share their experiences in a talk show set up. The audience is invited to submit questions via the conference app and participate in discussions during the sessions.
About the theme
Fisher experiential knowledge (FEXK) integration into marine science is becoming more important as part of discussions on management strategy evaluations, fisher behaviour and Integrated Ecosystem Assessments. Best practices for FEXK will be promoted and innovative approaches will be shared via presentations and posters in an interactive setup.
Nathalie Steins (the Netherlands)Talya ten Brink (USA)Julia Calderwood (Ireland)