Workshop Report/Summary

The National Marine Fisheries Service employs many fishery scientists with diverse skills. The agency finds that the supply of fishery biologists is adequate to meet most of its needs. However, increasing demands on the agency to understand fish populations and the social and economic conditions in fishing communities have created a need for additional experts in the fields of fisheries stock assessment and social sciences. This report provides summaries of the workshop's presentations and discussions and gives recommendations to the National Marine Fisheries Service on how to increase the amount of available fishery scientists.