Session 2A: Lessons Learned-Making Cooperative Fisheries Research Work, Panel Summary
The core of the program is the strong partnerships. A strong relationship allows partners to move forward and complete tasks. [Tom Rudolph, research director, Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen’s Association]
The second session of the joint Sea Grant/American Fisheries Society symposium focused on the lessons learned from cooperative fisheries research and management. Rolland Barnaby, with the New Hampshire Sea Grant Program, moderated the panel. Below are some speaker highlights, followed by a summary of the facilitated panel-audience discussion. White papers prepared by the keynote and panelists follow this panel summary.
As chair of the recent (2004) National Research Council (NRC) review of cooperative research in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Ray Hilborn set the stage for this session, defining the broad range of cooperative fisheries research and management and outlining the range of research and management options.