New Study Finds Fishermen’s Expertise is Rarely Considered by Scientists

paul vitale 2012The study, published this week as Editor’s Choice by the ICES Journal of Marine Science shows that if scientists from Canada to Kiribati had worked more closely with fishermen over the last 100 years they could well have prevented infamous events like crashes in regional cod populations, as well as some of the rapid degradation we are currently seeing in tropical coral reef environments. Read more here 11:45   ICES article here

3 Responses to New Study Finds Fishermen’s Expertise is Rarely Considered by Scientists

  1. chris scola says:

    Since their intention is to push fishermen off of the ocean, why would they listen to the people who can show them that their research and conclusions are garbage.

  2. Joel Hovanesian says:

    Very few fishermen have PHD’s (piled higher and deeper), so they are not welcome into the club. Very few scientists have ever been on an industry boat. Those few that have, have respect for fishermen and what they go through to survive in “regulation nation”.

  3. StripedBassHole says:

    The Boat and Buoy chasers that read the slips at the Auction or watched people unload were smarter then them. The Lamprey Fleet that is.

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