For the week of 10 October 2016
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
Join us this coming Tuesday (18 October) at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar with Nick Battista and Rebecca Clark Uchenna of the Island Institute on Characterizing the Lobster Fishery for Future Use in Ocean Planning.
The Island Institute recently published a report offering a non-spatial characterization of the Maine lobster fishery to inform the Northeast Regional Ocean Planning process. For this report, lobstermen from the seven Maine lobster management zones were interviewed about how they fish throughout the year, their perspectives on how lobster fishing has changed in the last 15 to 20 years, how they approach new ocean uses and ocean planning, and how they adapt to increased efforts in their fishing areas. This study provides a framework for providing key contextual information on fishermen’s concerns for other data poor industries, such as the tuna fishery.
For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar103.
Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team