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Title:

Assess new technologies and techniques that could improve the cost-effectiveness and robustness of recreational fishing surveys

Project Number:

2017-198

Organisation:

SARDI Food Safety and Innovation

Principal Investigator:

Mike A. Steer

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$38,370.00

Program(s):

Adoption, Communities, Industry, People

Assessing new technologies and techniques that could improve the cost-effectiveness and robustness of recreational fishing surveys

Final Report
ISBN:978-1-876007-13-3
ISSN:
Author(s):Dr. Mike Steer
Date Published:March 2019

Currently, the most significant gap in our knowledge in assessing the status of community-shared fisheries is determining the relative contribution by the recreational sector. To explore this issue, a two-day national workshop was held from 10-12 July 2018 at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI). The key focus was advancing the ‘best practice’ approach in design, execution, and analysis of recreational fishing surveys as described in Georgeson et al. (2015; FRDC 2007-014). This project also builds on recent work by Griffiths et al. (2014; FRDC 2011-036) and Moore et al. (2015; FRDC 2012-022.20). The overarching aim of this workshop was to assess the usefulness of new technologies and techniques for enhancing the cost-effectiveness and reliability of recreational fishing surveys. The attendees included recreational fisheries scientists, managers, a national peak body representative, an international expert, representatives from Deckhand© and a Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) representative. 

The specific objectives of the workshop were to:

1. explore options to improve the precision and cost-effectiveness of recreational fishing surveys;

2. assess whether emerging technologies can be feasibly integrated into future surveys; and

3. identify strategies that positively engage the recreational sector in fisheries science and management.

Objectives

1. Identify options to improve the precision and cost-effectiveness of recreational fishing surveys

2. Identify strategies that positively engage the recreational sector in fisheries science and management.

3. Assess whether emerging surveillance technology can be feasibly integrated into future surveys.