WiP: One FIsh, Two Fish…, March 30 – Lucy Flynn

CRRC-Georgia, ARISC and American Councils present the 10th talk of the Spring 2016 Works-in-Progress season:

“One Fish, Two Fish…Sampling and Data Collection for Fisheries in the Bering Sea”
Lucy Flynn

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:30pm

1 Ramaz Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze Ave.)
Entrance III-IV, First Floor
0179 Tbilisi, Georgia

Two million metric tons of groundfish are harvested annually in the American Bering Sea, constituting a significant proportion of the world’s fish production. In order to ensure that these fisheries continue to produce harvests in the long term, the fishery management agency needs to collect reliable biological data. The agency accomplishes this by deploying observers aboard commercial fishing boats; these biologists live and work with the fishing crews to collect the necessary data. Having worked as an observer for the past two years, I will give an outline of the sampling methods used and the data collected. This talk will be accessible to general audiences, and will not require extensive knowledge of fisheries or biology.

Lucy Flynn completed her master’s degree in fisheries science at the University of Washington in 2005. She is generally fascinated with the processes of data collection and data utilization in all fields of study, and thoroughly enjoyed her time at CRRC Georgia working on the collection of public opinion data.

W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS), and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.

The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.

Would you like to present at one of the W-i-P sessions? Send an e-mail to natia@crrccenters.org.