Speaker: Christa Colway and Kate Richerson,, Observer Program, NOAA
Topic: The Northwest Fisheries Science Center Observer Program: What is it and how does it work?
The Fisheries Observation Science Program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center places field biologists onboard U.S. commercial fishing vessels that target or incidentally catch West Coast groundfish species. These observers collect biological samples and data on fishing operations, catch composition, protected species interactions, and, most importantly, the amount of bycatch incidentally discarded. Observer data play a key role in the management of groundfish stocks and the recovery of many depleted stocks. We’ll provide an overview of the program, the data we collect, and our collaborations with other institutions and researchers.
+1-971-247-1195 US Meeting ID: 945 5573 1151
Thursday, October 29 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Hatfield Marine Science Center, Guin Library Seminar Room
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365