DATA AS AN ASSET
The demand for data is going up.
Fisheries management relies on adequate data on fish stocks, habitats, workers and fishing fleets to avoid relying on overly-precautionary or unduly risky approaches to stock management. Fisheries management is improved when ‘data supply chains’ are complete, and have the capacity to deliver sufficient research and assessment of our fisheries to meet the demands of regulators, the supply chain and consumers.
The Science & Data element of our work enables fishing industry people to improve their understanding of how to engage in providing industry-dependent information to accurately inform fisheries policy and management. Our current work is focused on demonstrating the value and utility of collaborative science at different scales and guiding stakeholders in the process of contributing data through simplified data collection processes and the use of technology.