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Salmon Data Virtual Workshop to Bolster Conservation Efforts

The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) will be hosting a two-part virtual workshop on “Salmon Data Mobilization” during the week of March 1st, and we’re very excited to participate. Since 1993, the NPAFC has been promoting the conservation of migrating fish species, namely Pacific salmon and steelhead trout, in the international waters of the North Pacific Ocean and its adjacent northern seas. The inter-governmental organization consists of members from Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America. 

The upcoming workshop will take place over two, 2-hour sessions and will bring together data experts and salmon researchers to discuss methods that can be employed to address salmon data mobilization challenges, specifically in the Northeast Pacific. This workshop will be the latest installment in the Salmonscape Workshop Series, a project that is funded by the Pacific Salmon Commission’s Southern Endowment Fund and is a component of NPAFC’s International Year of the Salmon initiative. 

The commission invited me to participate alongside other data experts and salmon researchers as we envision potential salmon data mobilization solutions. This panel will be building off a life history-based model, developed in a previous workshop, that can be used to identify risk across the salmon life cycle and assess management approaches to mitigation. The end goal of these virtual workshops is to consider both the challenges and the unique needs to successfully implement this conceptualized framework. 

I’m looking forward to the workshop and am eager to hear and learn from other panelists and workshop participants! Stay tuned for updates later this year. 

Matt