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Continuing education needs for fishery professionals: a survey of North American fisheries administrators

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Abstract

North American fishery professionals? continuing education needs were investigated in an American Fisheries Society questionnaire sent to 111 senior fishery officials in winter 2000. Based on a response rate of 52.2% (N = 58), a minimum of 2,967 individuals would benefit from additional training, especially in the areas of statistics and analysis (83% endorsement rate), restoration and enhancement (81%), population dynamics (81%), multi-species interactions (79%), and technical writing (79%). Other skills and techniques recommended by respondents included computer skills (72%), fishery modeling (69%), habitat modification (67%), watershed processes (66%), fishery management (64%), riparian and stream ecology (62%), habitat management (62%), public administration (62%), nonindigenous species (57%), and age and growth (55%). Additional comments by respondents recommended new technical courses, training in various communications skills, and courses to more effectively manage workloads.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Continuing education needs for fishery professionals: a survey of North American fisheries administrators
Series title:
Fisheries
Volume
26
Issue:
7
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
24-28
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
24
Last page:
28
Number of Pages:
5