The fisheries and ocean management arena is becoming ever more complex with the inclusion of broader objectives, more stringent legislative targets, and increased competition for marine space. Under these circumstances, bringing together the experiential knowledge of fishers and the analytical knowledge of scientists through dedicated science-industry partnerships is very valuable.
Alliances are forming between agency, industry, and management experts to improve the efficiency and utility of data collection, frame joint research hypotheses, and carry out pilot implementation trials.
Cooperative research can be particularly useful in a number of key areas:
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