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Sustaining fish for the future depends on effective fisheries management today. Fishing regulations are informed primarily by traditional fisheries science techniques designed to understand life history characteristics and relative abundance of populations. Relying only on traditional methods can create data gaps, which have the potential to bias stock assessments and severely impact fish stocks and the fishing communities that depend on them.
At GMGI, we are taking advantage of the recent unprecedented advancement of genomic technology to provide modern high-quality data that can supplement traditional fisheries data and support more sustainable management. We strive to fill critical data gaps using a variety of genomic techniques like environmental DNA, population genetics, and epigenetics to impact regulations and conserve our fisheries.
As we look to the future of fishing in Gloucester, we do so in an age when these technologies are rapidly and continuously evolving to provide us with more robust and detailed information. Incorporating cutting edge genomic techniques like quantitative eDNA metabarcoding and close-kin mark-recapture into stock assessments has the potential to change the way fish stocks are monitored and evaluated, but strongly depends on high quality science, collaboration, and effective communication.
Join us as we hear from Tim O'Donnell, Fisheries Research Scientist at GMGI, and learn how genomic technology can support sustainable fisheries for the future.