Keeping Up with the Times: Advancements and Creative Solutions Using Applied Technology In Fisheries Monitoring and Research Part 1

Incorporating technological advances is important in providing the best available science to agencies, managers, and clients.  Technologies such as Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags, acoustic tags, electrofishing, infrared imaging, sonar cameras, drones, and eDNA are instrumental in allowing scientists to get better data resolution than ever before.  While not all of these technologies are “new,” technological progress continues to expand our knowledge on fish movement and distribution, fish genetics, fish assemblages, and fish behavior.  The ability of scientists to think outside of the box has resulted in smaller products, better accuracy and precision, wider applicability, and some very creative and innovative ways to answer our fisheries questions.  The objectives of this symposium are to provide the most up-to-date information on advancements with each type of technology and/or to present innovative ways scientists have used them to answer their research and monitoring questions.  

Gabriel Kopp
Stephen Zipper
Doug Demko, Gabriel Kopp and Stephen Zipper
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