Managing Data-Poor Fisheries: Case Studies, Models, and Solutions

Fisherman holding Cabezon 

Monday, 1 December 2008


5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Sign-in, Welcoming Reception


Tuesday, 2 December 2008


8:00 a.m.    Convene – Rick Starr, Carrie Culver, Carrie Pomeroy (California Sea Grant)


                  Welcome – Sonke Mastrup (California Dept. Fish and Game)


                  Workshop goals and objectives – Rick Starr


8:40     Data-poor fisheries in CaliforniaLoo Botsford (UC Davis)


9:00     More than one way to skin a fish: Alternative management strategies – Chris Dewees (UC Davis)


9:20     From Theory to practice: How to change California management – Kristina Phipps

(Environmental Defense Fund)


9:45 – 10:15                 BREAK


10:15   Examples of Management in Other Parts of the World – Rick Starr moderator


Managing data poor fisheries: Solutions from around the world – Jeremy Prince (Murdoch University)

On pre-testing the likely efficacy of suggested management approaches for data-poor fisheries– Doug Butterworth (University of Cape Town)

Engineering Management Procedures to achieve multiple objectives in data poor fisheries – Kevin Stokes (New Zealand Seafood Council)

Reconciling approaches to the assessment and management of data-poor species and fisheries with Australia's Harvest Strategy Policy–David Smith (CSIRO)


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.   LUNCH


1:00     Alternative Management Approaches – Rick Starr moderator


Applying an ecosystem-based strategy used to restore Maine lobsters (Homarus americanus) to manage fish stocks – Ted Ames (Penobscot East Resource Center)

A case study in successful management of a data-poor fishery using simple decision rules: the Queensland spanner crab fishery Cathy Dichmont (CSIRO)

Integrating social, economic and biological information in the management of data-poor fisheries – Michael Harte (Oregon State University).

Moving from data poor to data sufficient fisheries: the costs of management versus the benefits of management–– Nokome Bentley (New Zealand Seafood Council)


2:00 – 2:30       BREAK


2:30 – 5:30       Discussion of Alternative Management Strategies


                    Breakout Sessions


6:00 – 7:30 p.m.           SOCIAL


Wednesday, 3 December 2008


8:00 a.m.          New Analytical Techniques – Carrie Pomeroy moderator


Can we use information from marine protected areas to inform management of small-scale, data-poor stocks? – Carey McGilliard (UW)

Application of an index method (AIM) to data rich situations: Can simple methods capture major features of complex assessments? – Chris Legault (NMFS)

Application of vulnerability evaluation criteria to data-poor species, a case study of California nearshore groundfish  – Jason Cope (NMFS)

Using available data to integrate socioeconomic considerations into fishery regulatory analysis – Cindy Thomson (NMFS)


9:30 – 10:00     COFFEE BREAK


10:00 – 12:30 p.m.  Discussion of New Analytical Techniques


Breakout Sessions


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.         LUNCH


1:30     New Ways to Collect and Integrate Data – Carrie Culver moderator


Figuring out human dimensions: Illuminating models – Madeleine Hall-Arber (MIT Sea Grant)

Self-monitoring biological sampling by commercial fishermen in small-scale fisheries in New ZealandPaul Starr (New Zealand Seafood Council)

Collaborative fisheries research: Working together to collect data on nearshore fisheries in CaliforniaDean Wendt (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)

Local-scale ecosystem-based fisheries in a Gulf of Maine estuary: managing for complexity, adapting to uncertainty – Sherman Hoyt (Maine Sea Grant)


2:30 – 3:00       COFFEE BREAK


3:00 – 5:30 p.m.           Discussion of New Ways to Collect and Integrate Data


Breakout Sessions


6:00 – 7:30 p.m.           SOCIAL


Thursday, 4 October 2008


8:30 a.m.          Reports from Breakout Sessions

            1) Alternative management strategies for data-poor fisheries

            2) Analytical techniques for guiding management from minimal data

            3) New ways to collect and integrate biological and socio-economic data


10:00 – 10:30               COFFEE BREAK


10:30   Discussion of Ideas Presented and Recommendations for California


12:00 – 1:30 p.m.         LUNCH


1:30 – 3:00 Discussion of Ideas Presented and Recommendations for California



3:00 p.m.  Adjourn