Forensic Fisheries Science: Literature Review and Research Suggestions

Bryant, Beth C. (2004) Forensic Fisheries Science: Literature Review and Research Suggestions. Marine Fisheries Review, 66(1), pp. 1-15.

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Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in litigation against the National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA. Litigation may affect personnel throughout the agency, including scientists, whose work is often directly or indirectly influenced by complex legal requirements, but who may not be in a position to comment or engage in public dialogue. It may be helpful for scientists and other agency personnel to join the ongoing discussion in the legal community regarding the interface of science and law. This paper provides a starting point with a selected introduction to relevant legal literature in this area. It uses the phrase “forensic fisheries science” to describe the application of science to legal requirements in the fishery management context. It concludes with suggestions for future research that could assist NMFS scientists as they grapple with the challenge of using science to help the agency meet its complex legal requirements. Forensic: belonging to, used in, or suitable to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate; argumentative, rhetorical; relating to or dealing with the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary )

Item Type: Article
Title: Forensic Fisheries Science: Literature Review and Research Suggestions
Personal Creator/Author:
Bryant, Beth C.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 66
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-15
Date: 2004
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9726
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2012 17:52
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2012 18:34

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