Fish Factor: New phone app collects science data from fishermen


Fishermen are the ears and eyes of the marine ecosystem as a changing climate throws our oceans off kilter.

Now a new phone app is making sure their real life, real time observations are

included in scientific data.

The new Skipper Science smartphone app, released on June 18, comes from the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea as a way “to elevate the thousands  of informal-yet-meaningful environmental observations by fishermen and others into hard numbers for Alaska’s science-based management,” said Lauren Divine, Director of Ecosystem Conservation for St. Paul’s...

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