FISHE organizes multiple methods that can be helpful in understanding data-limited fisheries — many of these methods can use either fishery independent or dependent data streams. Fishery independent data streams are available from multiple sources, including independent scientific sampling of the fishing operations, or resource surveys (i.e., trawl and seine surveys) or ecological monitoring (i.e., underwater visual surveys, sonar). Fishery dependent data streams are collected directly from the commercial and recreational harvester. Fishery independent data are needed to accurately assess fished populations and are used in conjunction with fisheries dependent data for estimating total population size and mortality rates. The method matrix has preferred suggestions on data streams that are used with each method.