Partnerships for a Common Purpose: Cooperative Fisheries Research and Management

Session 3A: Opportunities-Linking Coorporative Research and Management: Partner’s Needs and Interests

Alesia N. Read

doi: https://doi.org/10.47886/9781888569858.ch31

Cooperative management and research roll right off the tongue, but the terms conjure up very different images for me. When I think of the phrase cooperative research I have positive images of sweetness and light: fishermen and scientists happily working together and maybe even whistling while they work, having a beer together when the day is done, puffy white clouds, blue skies and calm weather— that sort of thing. In contrast, when I think of cooperative management, I think of tension and fighting, turbulence, gray clouds, low pressure systems, people hunkering down as they hammer out management regimes worth millions of dollars to various sectors of the fishery. [Clarence Pautzke, executive director of the North Pacific Research Board]

John Schwartz, director of Michigan Sea Grant Extension located in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University moderated the panel and audience discussion.

Keynote speaker Clarence Pautzke, executive director of the North Pacific Research Board, set the stage for the panelists and discussion on how we can begin to integrate cooperative research and management.