South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Seminar Series: “Using Mobile Apps to Practice Citizen Science in Fisheries”

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Location: Via webinar only.

The Council will host a presentation from Angler’s Atlas, a digital platform that has been collecting fisheries data from anglers since 2018 through its mobile application MyCatch. The talk will focus on three important elements of a successful citizen science strategy: techniques that motivate anglers to report their catches, methods to evaluate the quality of the data collected, and ways self-reported citizen science data may address research and management issues. Learning from other programs can help to improve ongoing and future SAFMC’s Citizen Science projects.