Innovation and experimentation come naturally to fishermen, and successful small-boat fishing businesses are built with adaptation and resourcefulness. The Fishery Fieldwork program of the Fishermen’s Alliance honors those skills. The program’s key goals are to promote cooperative fisheries research, support action-orientated projects that are proposed by our member fishermen, and to take frontline fishermen-gathered data to the scientists and policy-makers to affect positive change.
The Fishery Fieldwork program facilitates bringing commercial fishermen’s hands-on experience and knowledge to fisheries science. Some of our recent projects include: