East Coast Forum 2011 2017-07-10T16:48:49+00:00

Catch Accounting and Monitoring

East Coast Forum • May 11-12, 2011 • Beaufort, NC

Final Agenda  •  Final Summary

The purpose of the 2011 East Coast Forum was to explore the topics of data collection and monitoring in commercial, for-hire, and recreational fisheries to support the implementation of annual catch limits and accountability measures.

Forum Objectives

  • Identify outcomes and goals of catch accounting, as pathways for providing guidance to the state and federal agencies, regional partners and service providers involved in the design, analysis and/or implementation of catch accounting programs

  • Explore the broader context of catch accounting, including the costs associated with scientific and management uncertainty, the benefits of improved accountability, and the importance of accurate and credible fishery dependent data

  • Gain exposure to catch accounting challenges, solutions and funding strategies in a range of fisheries

  • Evaluate priorities for data timeliness, resolution and other characteristics relative to catch accounting goals, and understand how goals and data collection priorities can inform the development of a catch accounting strategy

  • Understand the range of catch accounting strategies, the information each strategy can yield, the ways data sources can be combined, and the characteristics, constraints or challenges of a fishery that make each strategy appropriate

Forum Resources (Days 1 and 2)

Setting the stage

Setting the stage for catch accounting: Guiding principles for monitoring programs
Robert Trumble, Vice President, MRAG Americas
Presentation  •  Video

Skills training session

Fundamentals of survey sampling
Cynthia Jones, Director, Center for Quantitative Fisheries Ecology, Old Dominion University
Presentation  •  Video

Catch accounting goals, outcomes, and tradeoffs

Catch accounting goals and tradeoffs in commercial fisheries
Martin Loefflad, Director, Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis Division, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center 
Video

Recreational catch data collection: Summary of current methods and attributes of data and tradeoffs of improvements
Gordon Colvin, Program Manager, Marine Recreational Information Program, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
Presentation  •  Video

Catch accounting methods and design considerations

Catch accounting methods and design considerations for commercial fisheries
Shawn Stebbins, President and CEO, Archipelago Marine Research 
Presentation  •  Video

Designing a recreational angling survey
Cynthia Jones, Director, Center for Quantitative Fisheries Ecology, Old Dominion University
Presentation  •  Video

Catch accounting methods and design considerations for for-hire fisheries
Beverly Sauls, Associate Research Scientist, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Presentation  •  Video

Combining catch accounting strategies for cost effectiveness and data quality

Catch accounting using integrated monitoring and an audit approach
Shawn Stebbins, President and CEO, Archipelago Marine Research 
Presentation  •  Video

The MRIP for-hire electronic reporting pilot study in the Gulf of Mexico
Beverly Sauls, Associate Research Scientist, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Presentation  •  Video

Considerations in the use of angler registries as survey sample frames
Gordon Colvin, Program Manager, Marine Recreational Information Program, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
Presentation  •  Video

Financing tools and cost optimization strategies for data collection and monitoring

Funding fisheries data collection and monitoring: Legal limits and latitude
Meghan Jeans, Program Director, Fisheries Forum
Presentation  •  Video

Redesigning Alaska’s observer program
Martin Loefflad, Director, Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis Division, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center 
Video

Making data collection and monitoring financeable
Monica Jain, Executive Director, Manta Consulting, Inc.
Presentation  •  Video