Using online data visualization and analysis to facilitate public involvement in management of catch share programs

By November 17, 2020News, Version 2017

Jill H. Swasey is author of a new publication, ‘Using online data visualization and analysis to facilitate public involvement in management of catch share programs‘, published in Marine Policy, Available online October 2020 (104272).

This case study examines the experience of the interdisciplinary Measuring the Effects of Catch Shares (MECS) project, designed to explore the opportunities and constraints for third-party acquisition, organization, and communication of government fisheries statistics in order to track the ecological, economic, social, and governance outcomes of catch share programs.  The MECS project focused on the effects of two US catch share programs: the Northeast Multispecies Sector Program implemented in 2010 in the Northeast groundfish fishery and the Shorebased IFQ Program implemented in 2011 in the West Coast groundfish trawl fishery.  The project succeeded in developing a website as a useful tool that brings together and communicates disparate information not otherwise readily accessible.

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