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Christina Perez
• Tuesday, 20 October, 2020
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When he was just 9 years old, Hudson started his first job as a bait boy aboard the Make, a charter boat owned by his grandfather, Captain Jake Stone. While guests prepared to shuffle aboard the boat to pursue a myriad of fish species, including snappers, groupers, jacks, mackerels, and dolphin fish (mahi-mahi), Hudson busied himself with bait prep.

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On days that the Make hosted a small party of fishermen, the boy would get to pick up a rod and join them. Years later, these historic photos are providing more than just memories of a fun day fishing on the water.

Knowing more about the fisheries of the past could help all of us better understand the health of fish populations today. Thanks to citizen scientists, researchers are learning about how fisheries have changed in the past half century by studying an archive of family photos taken after sport fishing trips.

The idea for the FISH story project was hatched over a decade ago when Hudson participated in a stock assessment for red snapper in the South Atlantic. The value of these photos was evident to all, as they represented one of the few data sources available to document recreational and for-hire catches from this historic time period.

Enter the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (SFMC) Citizen Science Program. The SFMC’s Citizen Science Program was developed over the course of three years with guidance from a wide array of stakeholders and partners.

The program works with fishermen, scientists, and managers to co-create citizen science projects that align with the SFMC’s research needs. (Credit: Rusty Hudson/Hudson, Stone, and Timmons Families) FISH story (rhymes with “history”) uses the power of the crowd to analyze historic fishing photos from Daytona Beach, Florida, in the 1940s to 1970s.

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Previous positions include working for the Sedan Stock Assessment Program helping coordinate fishery stock assessments for the Southeast U.S. and serving as biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources where she worked on a variety of fisheries management. Allie Berle is the Citizen Science Project Coordinator for the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SFMC).

While guests prepared to shuffle aboard the boat to pursue a myriad of fish species, including snappers, groupers, jacks, mackerels, and dolphin fish (mahi-mahi), Hudson busied himself with bait prep. On days that the Make hosted a small party of fishermen, the boy would get to pick up a rod and join them.

“I felt the for-hire pictures of the past could illustrate the range of fishing conditions and catches to fishery scientists and managers,” Hudson says. Knowing more about the fisheries of the past could help all of us better understand the health of fish populations today.

Thanks to citizen scientists, researchers are learning about how fisheries have changed in the past half century by studying an archive of family photos taken after sport fishing trips. (Credit: Rusty Hudson/Hudson, Stone, and Timmons Families) The idea for the FISH story project was hatched over a decade ago when Hudson participated in a stock assessment for red snapper in the South Atlantic.

The value of these photos was evident to all, as they represented one of the few data sources available to document recreational and for-hire catches from this historic time period. Enter the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (SFMC) Citizen Science Program.

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The SFMC’s Citizen Science Program was developed over the course of three years with guidance from a wide array of stakeholders and partners. The program works with fishermen, scientists, and managers to co-create citizen science projects that align with the SFMC’s research needs.

(Credit: Rusty Hudson/Hudson, Stone, and Timmons Families) FISH story (rhymes with “history”) uses the power of the crowd to analyze historic fishing photos from Daytona Beach, Florida, in the 1940s to 1970s. FISH story also has simple tutorials and a specialized field guide to lead volunteers through the fish ID process.

Info for Florida Residents When he was just 9 years old, Hudson started his first job as a bait boy aboard the Make, a charter boat owned by his grandfather, Captain Jake Stone.

While guests prepared to shuffle aboard the boat to pursue a myriad of fish species, including snappers, groupers, jacks, mackerels and dolphin fish (mahi-mahi), Hudson busied himself with bait prep. On days that the Make hosted a small party of fishermen, the boy would get to pick up a rod and join them.

Thanks to citizen scientists, researchers are learning about how fisheries have changed in the past half century by studying an archive of family photos taken after sport fishing trips. The idea for the FISH story project was hatched over a decade ago when Hudson participated in a stock assessment for red snappers in the South Atlantic.

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(Source: www.tideschart.com)

The value of these photos was evident to all, as they represented one of the few data sources available to document recreational and for-hire catches from this historic time period. Enter the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (SFMC) Citizen Science Program.

The SFMC’s Citizen Science Program was developed over the course of three years with guidance from a wide array of stakeholders and partners. The program works with fishermen, scientists, and managers to co-create citizen science projects that align with the SFMC’s research needs.

This haul of fish was caught on a vessel called the Marianne, off Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1964. FISH story (rhymes with “history”) uses the power of the masses to analyze historic fishing photos from Daytona Beach, Florida, in the 1940s to 1970s.

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