Customizable Citizen Science App


The role of citizen science is an evolving and potentially powerful tool to better understand marine fish populations. With that in mind, the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program has partnered with the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries to develop a mobile application that encourages and supports the capture and sharing of information about Atlantic coast fish.

We're hosting a series of workshops in March and April 2021 to ensure we create something that meets the needs of all potential users. We need your help to develop this application!



To prepare for the workshops, we invited fishermen, fisheries scientists, fisheries managers, and other interested community members to share what they want out of a citizen science mobile application via a short questionnaire. Data collection through the questionnaire closed on February 15, 2021 at 5pm.

Thanks to everyone who participated and shared their perspectives! Your feedback will help serve as our starting point for discussions at the Town Hall meetings.




Town Hall Meetings

Want to play a larger role in the development of the citizen science application? Consider participating in one of our virtual town hall meetings. Participants only need to attend one of the two meetings. More details will be available soon.

  • Tuesday, March 9 at 5pm
  • Thursday, March 11 at 10am




Have questions or want additional information?

Contact SAFMC Staff:

  • Julia Byrd at or
  • Allie Iberle at