Social Media for Fisheries Science and Management Professionals: How to Use It and Why You Should

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Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: 2018
Date published: 03/2018
Authors: David Shiffman
Journal title: Fisheries
Volume: 43
Issue: 3
Pages: 123 - 129

Social media has revolutionized how people communicate with one another. This has important implications for science, environmental advocacy, and natural resource management, with numerous documented professional benefits for people in each of these fields. Some fisheries management professionals have been wary of social media use, in no small part due to unfamiliarity. The goal of this paper is to summarize the professional benefits of social media usage that are applicable for fisheries science and management professionals and to provide a detailed guide for those who wish to get started. Though many Web 2.0 tools exist, this paper will focus on the use of Facebook, Twitter, and blogs.

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