Electronic Frontiers in Fisheries Management - Log Books and Real Time Fishery Information Systems - Case Studies and Issues

Thursday, September 8, 2011: 8:00 AM-5:15 PM
616 (Washington State Convention Center)
Fisheries managers rely on an increasingly interleaved and complex set of data for tracking and understanding fishery performance. Most fundamental is information coming directly from fishers and fishing companies. This symposium will examine this fishery electronic frontier from two venues – electronic logbooks and real time fishery information systems  –  via case studies and discussion of overarching issues.

 This part of the symposium will provide a series of examples of how the ELB data are being used and show how this new technology has been used to improve management and assessment, as well as improve the relationships between shrimp fishers and managers. The ELB technology is both reliable and inexpensive and has potential for application to many other marine fisheries.  The second part of the Symposium initially focuses on case studies and on lessons learned from fisheries using eFIS systems, and then examines technical, legal, management, and financial issues critical to designing successful eFIS systems.

Collectively, the day will consider fairly complex and relatively new electronic data systems. However, irrespective of any particular fishery, the benefits and issues of crossing into the electronic frontier will be aggressively explored.

Moderators:
Benny Galloway , James Nance and Gil Sylvia
Organizers:
Benny Gallaway , James Nance , Terry Smith and Gil Sylvia
8:00 AM
The History, Development and Implementation of an Electronic Logbook Program in the Gulf of Mexico Penaeid Shrimp Fishery
James Nance, National Marine Fisheries Service; John Cole, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; Benny Gallaway, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; Rick A. Hart, National Marine Fisheries Service

8:15 AM
Estimation of the Magnitude and Distribution of Fishing Effort in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery
Benny Gallaway, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; John Cole, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; James Nance, National Marine Fisheries Service; Rick A. Hart, National Marine Fisheries Service

8:30 AM
Spatial Fishing Patterns Exhibited by Regional Shrimp Fishing Fleets in the Gulf of Mexico
Elizabeth Scott-Denton, National Marine Fisheries Service; Benny Gallaway, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; John Cole, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; James Nance, National Marine Fisheries Service; Rick A. Hart, National Marine Fisheries Service

8:45 AM
Geographic Delineation of Fishing Grounds for Brown, White, and Pink Shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico Based on Electronic Logbook and Landings Data
Rick A. Hart, National Marine Fisheries Service; John Cole, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; James Nance, National Marine Fisheries Service; Benny Gallaway, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.

9:00 AM
The Royal Red Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico
James Nance, National Marine Fisheries Service; John Cole, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; Rick A. Hart, National Marine Fisheries Service; Benny Gallaway, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.

9:15 AM
Planning for National Marine Sanctuaries in the Gulf of Mexico: Reducing User Conflicts Using Electronic Logbooks
Will Heyman, Texas A&M University; Shinichi Kobara, Texas A&M University; Kyle McCain, Texas A&M University; John Cole, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; James Nance, National Marine Fisheries Service

9:30 AM
Patterns of Shrimp Fishing Intensity in Relation to Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms and Artificial Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico
Kyle McCain, Texas A&M University; Will Heyman, Texas A&M University; Shinichi Kobara, Texas A&M University; John Cole, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; James Nance, National Marine Fisheries Service

9:45 AM
Morning Break


10:15 AM
Using Electronic Logbook Data to Estimate the Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Shrimp Fishing Effort in the Gulf of Mexico
Scott Raborn, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; Rick A. Hart, National Marine Fisheries Service; John Cole, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; Benny Gallaway, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; James Nance, National Marine Fisheries Service

10:30 AM
Penaeid Shrimp Harvest in Inshore Mississippi Waters by Out-of-State and Local Fishers
John Cole, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; Benny Gallaway, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; James Nance, National Marine Fisheries Service; Rick A. Hart, National Marine Fisheries Service

10:45 AM
A Description of Penaeid Shrimp Fishing Intensity Pattern for the Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf
Shinichi Kobara, Texas A&M University; Will Heyman, Texas A&M University; Kyle McCain, Texas A&M University; John Cole, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; James Nance, National Marine Fisheries Service

11:00 AM
Effect of Shrimp Fishing Effort on Juvenile Red Snapper Bycatch in the Gulf of Mexico
William Gazey, Gazey Research; Benny Gallaway, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; John Cole, LGL Ecological Research Associates, Inc.; James Nance, National Marine Fisheries Service

11:30 AM
Implementation of Electronic Fisher Logs: The Australian Perspective
Bob Stanley, Australian Fisheries Management Authority

11:45 AM
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Electronic Reporting Initiatives
Ron Goruk, Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Carmen McConnell, Department of Fisheries and Oceans

12:00 PM
Lunch Break


1:30 PM
The Power of Data: Using Fine-Scale, near-Real-Time Information to Advance Fishery Science and Management
Pete Lawson, NMFS; Renee Bellinger, Oregon State University; Jeff Feldner, Oregon Sea Grant; Bobby Ireland, Oregon State University; Gil Sylvia, Oregon State University

2:15 PM
North American Fish Trax
Heather Mann, Community Seafood Initiative

2:30 PM
Ecatch Technology for Collaborative Fisheries Management
Matt Merrifield, The Nature Conservancy; Jeff Galang, GeoCrest LLC; Michael Bell, The Nature Conservancy; Mary Gleason, The Nature Conservancy; Steve Reinecke, The Nature Conservancy

3:00 PM
Afternoon Break


3:30 PM
Implementation of Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting (eVTR) In the New England Groundfish Sectors
Adam Baukus, Gulf of Maine Research Institute; Steve Eayrs, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

 
125-24
Is the OLFISH Electronic Monitoring System a Feasible Tool for Improving Fishery-Dependent Data for the Deep Water Red Crab Fishery? (Withdrawn)
4:00 PM
Engineering Data Interoperability with Coastal Ocean Data Collection Systems
Riley Young Morse, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

4:30 PM
An Information System to Avoid River Herring (Alosa pseudoharengus, A. aestivalis) Bycatch in the Northwest-Atlantic
N.David Bethoney, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Kevin D.E. Stokesbury, School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth; Daniel Georgianna, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

4:45 PM
Near Real-Time Bycatch Avoidance in the Sea Scallop Fishery
Catherine E. O'Keefe, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Greg DeCelles, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Steven X. Cadrin, School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

5:00 PM
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