Where does data come from that are used to make management decisions?
How are data collected?
Who is doing the analysis on data collected on fish stocks?
How are data used to make management decisions?
These are all questions that stakeholders often ask when trying to understand just how fisheries science feeds into fisheries management decisions made by the Council. The information below is a compilation of resource materials and presentations to help improve understanding of topics such as data collection and stock assessments.
SAFMC Newsletter, South Atlantic Update - Management & Science Series
The ABC's of Stock Assessments (Video by NMFS)
Guide to Fisheries Science and Stock Assessments (ASMFC publication)
A Guide to Fisheries Stock Assessment: From Data to Recommendations (UNH publication)
- Understanding Federal Fisheries Management (Sea Grant publication)