eMolt Session Shows How Long-term Collaboration Pays off
This afternoon I had a chance to listen in on Jim Manning’s discussion of eMolt at the forum. A diverse audience of 20+ fishermen, scientists, technologists, and managers attended. The eMOLT program has grown from a small collaboration with lobstermen to a wide array of collaborative projects with various industry sectors, educational programs, and scientists. Jim provided an overview of the various projects and asked collaborators to discuss their perspectives. The value of collaborative research and data collection was discussed at length and numerous ideas were developed for improvements to current projects and new projects that would be worth pursuing.
NEFSC Science and Research Director
NOAA Fisheries leadership panelists (left to right) Jon Hare, NEFSC director; John Bullard, GAR regional administrator; Sam Rauch, Acting NOAA Fisheries director. Photo by NOAA Fisheries NEFSC/Stewart Des Meules