The Indigenous Sentinel Network Skipper Science app is designed for
fishermen to record observations of local fish and wildlife, subsistence
resources, and environmental phenomena and anomalies that can provide
valuable data over time when collected in a reliable and consistent manner.
The Indigenous Sentinel Network’s Skipper Science app enables fishermen
to report data like fish caught, fish released, hours worked, sea
surface temperature, mammal sightings, fishing depth, etc. simply and
easily from their phones on the fishing grounds. Data can be logged from
the water regardless of internet access through the Skipper Science
smartphone app and then can be uploaded when a Wi-Fi connection is
available. The program is entirely voluntary. Start logging observations
from your next opener!
Data collected from the Skipper Science Partnership will be compiled
into a report characterizing the ecological status of Alaska fishing
grounds. This report will be delivered to policy makers and fisheries
managers working on climate actions that will help sustain the health of
our fisheries. The Skipper Science Partnership is made for and by fishermen.
For information on joining the Skipper Science Partnership please
contact us at email@example.com. Add your voice to a community of
fishermen advocating for climate resilient fisheries!