Gaining Better Understanding of Resources and Resource Users through the Application of Emerging Technologies

Thursday, August 21, 2014: 8:20 AM-5:20 PM
301B (Centre des congrès de Québec // Québec City Convention Centre)
Recent technological advancements have brought forth new tools and applications for use in science, social science and human dimensions. Some of these emerging technologies are being utilized by fisheries scientists to better understand the resource and resource users. Smartphones, digital tablets, digital pens, trail cameras, and other technologies are being utilized to increase efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy in data collection. Angler survey methods are evolving to better exploit new hardware and software applications. Data mining software has enabled agencies to gain better understanding of licensed anglers and utilize such information to increase angling participation and revenue. From marine to freshwater and recreational to commercial, emerging technologies are improving and expanding the types, quality, amount and speed of social science and fisheries data collection. This symposium will highlight some of these new and innovative technologies.
Tom Lang , Joanna Whittier and Julie Defilippi
Julie Defilippi , Joanna Whittier and Tom Lang
Tom Lang

Joanna Whittier

Julie Defilippi

Julie Defilippi

Joanna Whittier

Tom Lang

8:20 AM
8:40 AM
Using Social Media for Ecosystem Observations: Practical Approaches, Analyses and How-to Tips for Scientists and Resource Managers
Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey, Oregon State University; Mary Fuka, EnPhysica, LLC; Daniel Fuka, Virginia Tech; M. Todd Walter, Cornell University; Zachary Easton, Virginia Tech

9:00 AM
Mobile GIS to Support Fisheries Research and Management
Kimberly A. Chojnacki, U.S. Geological Survey; Chad J. Vishy, U.S. Geological Survey; Aaron J. DeLonay, U.S. Geological Survey

9:20 AM
Use of a Digital Trail Camera to Monitor Angler Participation Trends in a Small Urban Impoundment
Marcos J. De Jesus, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; J. Warren Schlechte, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

10:00 AM
Thursday Morning Break

10:30 AM
Specialized Tools for Biological Assessment Using Split Beam Hydroacoustics
Eric Munday, BioSonics, Inc.; Tim Acker, BioSonics, Inc.; James Dawson, BioSonics, Inc

10:50 AM
Evaluation of a New Hydroacoustic Substrate Classification System for Oyster Reef Mapping in Galveston Bay, Texas
Eric Munday, BioSonics, Inc.; Bill Rodney, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

11:10 AM
Challenges of Animal Activity and Behavior Recognition Using Tri-Axial Accelerometers
Franziska Broell, Dalhousie University; Andre Bezanson, Dalhousie University; Christopher Taggart, Dalhousie University; Andrew Taylor, Mount Allison University; Matt Litvak, Mount Allison University

11:50 AM
DNA Based Predator Stomach Content Analysis for Single and Multiple Prey Species
Gregg Schumer, Genidaqs, A Cramer Fish Sciences business; Scott Brandl, UC Davis; Melinda Baerwald, University of California, Davis

12:10 PM
Thursday Lunch

1:30 PM
Evaluating Rapid and Accountable Commercial Harvest Reporting in the Maryland Blue Crab Fishery
H. Ward Slacum Jr., Oyster Recovery Partnership; Brenda Davis, Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Steve Early, Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Bryan Stevenson, Electric Edge Systems Group Inc.; Kate Culzoni, Council Fire; Jodi Dew-Baxter, Versar, Inc.; Ryan Corbin, Versar, Inc.

1:50 PM
S.A.F.I.S Anywhere: Development of a Hand-Held Application for Fisheries Trip Reporting
Julie M. Defilippi, Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program

2:10 PM
Igfa Catchlog; Improving Fisheries Data Exchange through Innovative Smartphone and Web Applications
Leah Baumwell, International Game Fish Association; Andrew Loftus, Loftus Consulting; Jason Schratwieser, International Game Fish Association

2:30 PM
Sectorasm Data Entry Android Application for Fisheries Observer Data
Erin Kupcha, NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center

2:50 PM
Angler Preference and Movement? There's an App for That!
Jason Papenfuss, University of Minnesota; David C. Fulton, U.S. Geological Survey, Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; University of Minnesota; Nicholas Phelps, University of Minnesota; Paul Venturelli, University of Minnesota

3:10 PM
Thursday Afternoon Break

Understanding Angler Attitudes, Motivations and Preferences for Florida's Saltwater Fisheries (Withdrawn)
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