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Developing Information and Local Capacity to Manage the RI Whelk Fishery

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Developing Information and Local Capacity to Manage the RI Whelk Fishery presented at April 14th, 2014 Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan Stakeholder meeting by Kathleen Castro URI, Thomas Angell …

Developing Information and Local Capacity to Manage the RI Whelk Fishery presented at April 14th, 2014 Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan Stakeholder meeting by Kathleen Castro URI, Thomas Angell RI DEM, Katie Eagan RI Whelk Association

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  • 1. Developing information and local capacity to manage the RI whelk fishery Kathleen Castro, URI Thomas Angell, RI DEM Katie Eagan, RI Whelk Association RIWA
  • 2. Goal • Provide synthesis of local and scientific knowledge on biology, ecology and fishery for whelk • Create new knowledge in collaborative manner • Build capacity for co-management
  • 3. Components • Gather local knowledge (LEK) on whelk and whelk fishery – Focus group discussions and individual interviews – Verification • Fishery data improvement – Study fleet on catches/discards • Collaborative Research – Biological data on knobbed (horn) whelk – Trap selection and animal behavior • Build co-management capacity – Assist with RI Whelk Association – Trainings/workshops on co-management
  • 4. Partner Roles URI: provide scientific format, methods and data analysis; provide training and capacity building RI WA: develop research questions, at sea monitoring and data interpretation, RI DEM: assist in developing data needs, collection, analysis and application SG: Assist in integrating new policies and decisions into management plans
  • 5. Questions ?