Some 75 fishermen, NOAA officials, scientists, researchers, trawl manufacturers and others came together for a very interesting two days of knowledge sharing. Click through to find videos and some presentations from the workshop.
This workshop, held in Portland, OR in 2016, provided an opportunity for stakeholders to share unvarnished opinions about the progress made in the fishery as well as the very significant regulatory and market barriers that persist and prevent the West Coast groundfish trawl industry from recognizing its economic potential.
The 2012 workshop held in Portland, OR that took a careful, critical look back at 2011, the first year of the catch share program.
The 2010 workshop held in Santa Rosa, CA, leading up to the implementation of catch shares in the West Coast groundfish trawl fishery, which went “on the water” in January, 2011.