The UN FAO and University of Florida are looking for input on local and regional threat score calibration for inland fisheries. They would like input in the form of a 5-min online survey that can be found here. The survey will remain open until July 21.

More on the survey:

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the University of Florida have been cooperating for the past two years to develop a global map and framework of threats and drivers influencing the world’s major freshwater basins that are important to inland fisheries. This framework has been developed using a range of global data sets that are relevant to freshwater and inland fisheries. As part of the validation of weightings that are assigned to the various drivers, we are now seeking expert input to improve the accuracy of the model and we would like to invite you to be part of this effort to assess the state of global inland fisheries. Your survey answers will help us better understand local and regional threats to fisheries as well as adaptive capacity measures. If you wish to respond for more than one basin, please complete the survey for one area at a time (after completing information for one fishery or basin you may start the survey again for a different basin by clicking on the link at the end of the survey).

As a reminder, your answers will be kept private, secure and anonymized and will not be shared publicly, with national fisheries governing bodies, or other researchers. Anonymous data collection and survey protocols have been approved by the University of Florida Institutional Review Board (#IRB202000533).

For further information
Please contact Gretchen Stokes ([email protected]) with any questions or concerns.