The coronavirus has presented many challenges to researchers and fishermen, who often work in close quarters at sea and shore-side. However, some of our cooperative research partners have developed strategies to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and continue their work safely. To share what has been learned, we are hosting two, 90 minute WebEx virtual workshops on February 25 and March 4, 2021. The first webinar will focus on how cooperative research field work was adapted to ensure safe operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The second webinar will focus on how fishermen worked with researchers to independently collect scientific data during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it may be used to bridge data gaps.