Table 5. Opinion about fishers’ ecological knowledge (FEK) for each of the surveyed groups: (A) Do fishers possess FEK? (B) Are there obstacles to the use of FEK in fishery management? Values in parentheses are percentages.


  NEFMC
n = 9
AP
n = 7
PDT
n = 10
Fishers
n = 13
Total
n = 39
(A) Fishers possess FEK?
Yes 8 (88.9) 7 (100.0) 9 (90.0) 13 (100.0) 37 (94.9)
No 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (10.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.6)
Don't know 1 (11.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.6)
 
(B) Obstacles to the use of FEK?
Yes 7 (77.8) 6 (85.7) 8 (80.0) 12 (92.3) 33 (84.6)
No 1 (11.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.6)
Don't know 1 (11.1) 1 (14.3) 2 (20.0) 1 (7.7) 5 (12.8)
NEFMC = New England Fishery Management Council; AP = Advisory Panel; PDT = Plan Development Team