Scientists and fishermen involved in this case study have been working together for eight years, throughout the first phase of the GAP project (GAP1). So from the beginning of the study, relationships were already established, as were topics of mutual interest.
Local authorities currently pay to monitor the fishery and employ scientists to collect data for 1-2 weeks, twice a year. But within the case study, fishermen who go to sea nine months of the year, complete a survey once a day. GAP2 scientists accompany the fishers once a month.
Data collected in 2012 and 2013 will be analysed in 2013 and 2014 and then discussed with the authorities. This study will hopefully establish a sustainable reputation for the fishery.