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Title: The ups and downs of working with industry to collect fishery-dependent data: the Irish experience
Authors: Lordan, Colm
Ó Cuaig, Macdara
Graham, Norman
Rihan, Dominic
Keywords: data collection
discards
industry-science partnerships
participatory research
self-sampling
stakeholders
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: Lordan, C., Ó Cuaig, M., Graham, N., Rihan, D. The ups and downs of working with industry to collect fishery-dependent data: the Irish experience. (2011) ICES Journal of Marine Science, 68 (8), pp. 1670–1678
Series/Report no.: ICES Journal of Marine Science;68 (8)
Abstract: Working with the fishing industry to collect fishery-dependent data for scientific and advisory purposes is essential in most countries, but despite the many advantages of working with fishers, it is not without challenges. The objectives and the ups and downs of 16 recent projects in Ireland are described, and four case studies are discussed in detail. Some common themes that characterize both successful and unsuccessful experiences are identified. One critical aspect is industry’s sometimes unrealistic time-horizons and expectations when engaging in scientific data collection. Detailed communication of objectives, procedures, results, and relevance not only to industry representatives, but also to vessel owners and crew, is required throughout the life cycle of a project. For some projects, there is a clear need to include incentives in the design, but for others this is less critical. The critical needs for ongoing quality control and assurance, validation of data, and appropriate project design are discussed, along with the link between successful management systems and participatory research. Finally, comment is provided on how the expected reforms of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy will place new demands on joint research.
Description: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in ICES Journal of Marine Science following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version “Lordan, C., Ó Cuaig, M., Graham, N., Rihan, D. The ups and downs of working with industry to collect fishery-dependent data: the Irish experience. (2011) ICES Journal of Marine Science, 68 (8), pp. 1670–1678” is available online at: http://icesjms.oxfordjournals.org/content/68/8/1670
peer-reviewed
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10793/667
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsr115
ISSN: 1054-3139
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