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By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Ocean Studies Board, Committee on Cooperative Research in the National Marine Fisheries Service

Lately there was turning out to be curiosity in having fisheries stakeholders eager about a number of features of fisheries facts assortment and experimentation. This task is mostly referred to as cooperative learn and should take many varieties, together with apparatus expertise stories, bycatch avoidance stories, and surveys. whereas the method isn't new, the present curiosity in cooperative learn and the becoming frequency of direct budgetary allocation for cooperative examine triggered this document. Cooperative examine within the nationwide Marine Fisheries carrier addresses concerns crucial for the powerful layout and implementation of cooperative and collaborative learn courses.

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Cooperative surveys are likely to become an integral part of the future fisheries on the east coast of Canada. They will become part and parcel of “doing business,” and their associated costs are likely to become part of the overhead for the fishing industry. These surveys do not represent an exhaustive list of all cooperative research projects that have taken place or are currently in place for the east coast of Canada; however, they likely represent a majority. There are also a number of cooperative surveys and research initiatives that do not rely as heavily on government funding.

SENTINEL SURVEYS: AN OVERVIEW OF SENTINEL FISHERIES IN EASTERN CANADA Cooperative research between Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and the fishing industry of the east coast of Canada is in the form of cooperative surveys, mainly as sentinel surveys or sentinel fisheries, which are limited commercial fisheries designed to maintain a continuous record of fishery-dependent data during an otherwise closed period. The primary impetus for development of cooperative research on the east coast of Canada was the closure of most of the major cod (Gadus morhua) fisheries in 1992–1993.

These surveys involve some 19 fishing industry organizations in all five eastern Canadian provinces and represent approximately 30 percent of the budget that the DFO allocates to the stock assessment process. Given this related high cost, a comprehensive review was undertaken in 2001 with a mandate “to provide recommendations designed to position the sentinel fishery (survey) program as an effective and cost efficient component of the groundfish assessment process on a longer-term basis” (Workshop on the Groundfish Sentinel Program— 2001).

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