Publication Detail

Habitat Observed from the Decks of Fishing Vessels

Madeleine Hall-Arber, Judith A Pederson
8 pp.
MITSG 99-07J
$2.00 DOM

In their daily fishing trips, commercial fishers observe the habitat and habits of their prey, noting changes over time and developing theories to explain their observations. The collective knowledge of active fishers is rich in detail about the ecosystem in which they work. This perspective article summarizes a report on a pilot project to systematically gather information from fishers about marine fish habitat and effects of fishing gear in order to help managers define essential fish habitat.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 1998-A-3
Title: Center for Marine Social Sciences

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