The Gear Modification Workshop – Videos, Presentations and Ways to Engage, July 26-28, 2016, Newport, Oregon
The Groundfish Trawl Gear Modification Workshop was held in Newport, OR July 26-28, 2016. Some 75 fishermen, NOAA officials, scientists, researchers, trawl manufacturers and others came together for a very interesting two days of knowledge sharing. Below you will find videos of the workshop sessions along with presentations that panelists presented.
A quick overview of the whos, hows and whys behind a groundbreaking 2016 workshop convened in Newport, Oregon by Environmental Defense Fund, Oregon Trawl Commission, NOAA’s Saltonstall-Kennedy Program, Foulweather Trawl, Santa Monica Seafood and Sea Pact.
David Crabbe (Pacific Fishery Management Council),
Brad Pettinger (Oregon Trawl Commission) and
Shems Jud (EDF) open the Groundfish Trawl Gear Modification Workshop.
Sara Skamser (Foulweather Trawl), Bill Hayes (Alaska fisherman), and Giuseppe Pennisi, (California fisherman) brought a wealth of experience, underwater videos and impressive results to the workshop.Attachments:
Mark Lomeli (Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission), Carwyn Hammond (NOAA Research Fisheries Biologist), Elias Olafsson ((Owner, Dantrawl), and John Gruver (Alaska fisherman) on the progress made over decades in reducing bycatch of these premier species.Attachments:
An all-star lineup of Kelly Ames (PFMC), Dan Averill (Marine Stewardship Council), Dr. Pingguo He (U-Mass Dartmouth), Dr. Craig Rose (FIshNext Research) and Ken Hansen (NOAA) addressed a range of issues concerning regs, reduced impacts and sustainable fishing practices.Attachments:
Elias Olaffson (Owner, Dantrawl), Dr. James Lindholm (Director, Institute for Applied Marine Ecology), and Brad Pettinger (Oregon Trawl Commission).
Koji Tamura (Engineer, NET Systems), Elias Olafson (Owner, Dantrawl), Steve Fitz (F/V Mr. Morgan) and Sara Skamser (Owner, Foulweather Trawl) are the outstanding experts who made up this panel.
Scott McEntire (Mac Marine Instruments), David
Barbee (Simrad), Giuseppe Pennisi (F/V Pioneer) and Rob Terry (Smartcatch) presented discussed sophisticated existing products as well as DIY camera systems that are revolutionizing the
world of trawling.
A free-wheeling open mic discussion and debrief on the workshop, with lots of positive feedback and suggestions for how to keep momentum going in gear innovations and collaborative workshops like this one.