Webinar: Fishermen’s Roundtable on Electronic Monitoring: What’s working, what isn’t, and where we need to go from here
October 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
When well-designed and widely implemented, electronic monitoring systems have the potential to strengthen our nation’s marine resources, improve our science and increase the bottom line for fishermen. But progress in developing and implementing successful programs has been uneven.
Please join us October 27th for a thoughtful discussion addressing:
- Quick overviews and lessons-learned (so far) from four U.S. regions
- Identifying and engaging with fishermen who can make a difference
- Imperatives of trust and flexibility in EM program development
- Building a shared vision for EM from the wheelhouse up
Panelists for this event include:
- Christopher Brown, Trawl fisherman, Pt. Judith, Rhode Island (President, Rhode Island Commercial Fishermen’s Association; founding board member, Seafood Harvesters of America)
- Dan Falvey, Longline fisherman, Sitka, Alaska (Project Coordinator, Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association; National Fisherman Magazine ‘Highliner” award winner)
- Paul Kujala, Trawl fisherman, Warrenton, Oregon (Commissioner, Oregon Trawl Commission; Member, PFMC Groundfish EM Program Advisory Committee)
- Lisa Schmidt, Fleet owner/manager, Madeira Beach, FL (Board member, Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholder’s Alliance; Board member, GulfWild) We welcome questions for our panelists ahead of time, at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as during the webinar.