2019 Fall RecFIN Technical Committee Meeting

Jason Edwards

The RecFIN Technical Committee held its biannual meeting in San Diego, CA on October 8th and 9th. This meeting provides RecFIN the opportunity to meet face to face with its partner agencies to discuss recent and ongoing RecFIN projects and future directions for the program. Representatives from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC), and the Sportfishing Association of California (SAC) were on hand to present information on RecFIN-related projects and receive updates from RecFIN staff on new database developments and upcoming objectives. RecFIN topics discussed during the meeting included:

  • Model-based Average Weight Estimation Methodology
  • New MRIP Baseline Survey and Data Requirements
  • CDFW CRFSS Effort Estimation Comparison
  • SAC CPFV Tuna Sampling Project Updates
  • ODFW At-Sea Mobile Application Development
  • RecFIN Database and Tools Updates
  • WDFW Mobile Fish Identification Application Project
  • SPEX
  • Pacific Halibut Data Reporting
  • State Survey Certification
  • MRIP Regional Implementation Plan
  • Recreational Data Upload Options

The next RecFIN Technical Committee meeting will be held on April 22nd and 23rd in Portland, Oregon.