OMF’s Herring Working Group featured in University of Washington News Feature Article

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 scientific studies. MacCall’s paper explores the consequences of this behavior, including disproportionate impacts, including extinction, on some spawning locations under fishing pressure. The paper is one of many by the OMF working group, which focused on advice for managing herring fisheries that accounts for the importance of herring spawning locations to indigenous communities, and on including traditional knowledge in mathematical models.

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