Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program:
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources


Using stock assessment information to inform harvest policy in data-limited fisheries

April 2021 - December 2022


Participating Agencies

We are developing and demonstrating the capacity to guide discussions about assessment and management of data-limited fisheries in the Great Lakes, based on a tool named FishPath that has been developed by a team of international fisheries experts. We will apply FishPath to 2 selected case study fisheries, and engage managers and stakeholders in the FishPath process at 2 workshops, one in Canada and one in the US. At the end of the project academics, managers, and Great Lakes Fishery Commission staff will have been trained and gained practical experience with FishPath, for potential future application in the Great Lakes and beyond, and a select group of managers and stakeholders will be in a position to assess the tool’s potential for future use.