In collaboration with Frontier in Marine Science, the Ocean Modeling Forum Marine Mammal Working Group is soliciting articles related to assessment approaches to support bycatch management for marine mammals. We are especially interested in examples of novel field and analytical methods for estimating abundance and bycatch and for calculating conservation reference points that can be […]
The marine mammal bycatch mitigation ShinyApp is live! This ShinyApp was created by Dr. Margaret Siple as part of the Marine Mammal Working Group. It shows population projections under different bycatch mortality levels, based on information you provide. You can also use it to calculate the parameters for Potential Biological Removal (PBR). View the ShinyApp […]
A new UW news article, features a paper written by the Ocean Modeling Forum’s (OMF’s) Herring working group (lead author Alec MacCall). The paper features a herring behavioral strategy where juvenile fish “go with the older fish” back to spawning locations, a behavior that is understood in traditional knowledge as well as explored in previous […]
The Ocean Modeling Forum has been engaging since 2014 with a diverse group of stakeholders and scientists from Alaska and British Columbia, focused on improving herring fisheries sustainability. Together we have developed approaches and tools to assess the impacts of herring fisheries on the diverse benefits provided by herring and herring harvest activities to communities, […]
For further reading, see Punt et al. 2018 and the associated paper summary, in addition to Voss et al. 2018 and the associated paper summary.
For further reading, see the paper summary.
For further reading, visit the paper summary.
For further reading, visit the paper summary and MacCall et al 2018.
The Working Group members met for the second time on November 19-21, 2018, in Kirkland, Washington! Workshop participants included Working Group members, invited management experts from NOAA, and several observers from government and NGOs. This workshop focused on fostering productive discussion and break-out groups in order to make continual progress on each project. Members and […]
This paper highlights five characteristics of knowledge that help connect products to decision-making. This includes knowledge that is: Aspirational Parsimonious Applicable Co-produced Amplifying These principles are illustrated through two case studies from the OMF Sardine and Herring working groups. In each case study, the knowledge producers, the working group members, and the knowledge products, such […]