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Talk of the Rock: Halibut Fishery Monitoring Program

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches speaks with PhD candidate Elizabeth Figus, who’s researching the benefits of electronic monitoring versus observers and how to incorporate fishermen’s preferences into bycatch management. Figus wants to thank her funders: The National Science Foundation Marine Ecosystem Sustainability in the Arctic & Subarctic IGERT, The Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center of …

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PhD Student Researches Monitoring Program and Fishermen’s Preferences

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A University of Alaska Fairbanks PhD candidate is studying how halibut fishermen feel about bycatch and data collection. Elizabeth Figus says in spring 2015, she went to four different halibut fishing communities in Southeast and interviewed 78 fishermen. She says one preliminary finding pointed to fishermen’s opinions about monitoring methods and the observer program. “I found that pretty …

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