In recent years there has been growing interest in having fisheries stakeholders involved in various aspects of fisheries data collection and experimentation. This activity is generally known as cooperative research and may take many forms, including gear technology studies, bycatch avoidance studies, and surveys. While the process is not new, the current interest in cooperative research and the growing frequency of direct budgetary allocation for cooperative research prompted this report. Cooperative Research in the National Marine Fisheries Service addresses issues essential for the effective design and implementation of cooperative and collaborative research programs.
Table of Contents
|2. Experience With Cooperative Research in the U.S.||13-28|
|3. Examples of Cooperative Research in Other Countries||29-50|
|4. Setting Research Priorities||51-62|
|5. Funding, Legal Issues, and Scientific Rigor||63-74|
|6. Incentives and Constraints to Cooperative Research||75-88|
|7. Outreach and Communication||89-94|
|8. What Works and Doesn't Work||95-110|
|9. Findings and Recommendations||111-118|
|Appendix A: Statement of Task||121-124|
|Appendix B: Project Oversight||125-126|
|Appendix C: Committee and Staff Bios||127-130|
|Appendix D: Acronyms||131-132|
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