The GAP2 symposium will celebrate and reflect on the work of all GAP2 participants and partners over the last four years, at the forefront of participatory fisheries research in Europe.
GAP2’s purpose is to demonstrate the role and value of stakeholder-driven science within the context of fisheries’ governance. Put simply, we bring scientists, fishermen and policy makers together. During the three-day symposium, we will provide an open forum to discuss and critically examine the successes and challenges of participatory research methods, using experience gained ‘in the field’ with fishers, scientists, and policy makers. Bringing together evidence from our 13 research case studies and beyond, we will debate perspectives on fisheries co-management and the role that participatory research can play in facilitating co-management.