GMRI brings together fishermen, managers, and scientists in a neutral setting outside the regulatory process. Fishermen become more comfortable working with the scientific information and management processes that guide their industry, while policymakers and scientists learn the inner workings and concerns of the fishing community. New relationships are formed, and many fishermen join in collaborative research projects following the program, helping to shape the future of their industry.
MREP Greater Atlantic
MREP West Coast
MREP West Coast is a workshop series designed for west coast fishermen interested in building their understanding and involvement in fisheries science and management decisions.It was developed to equip fishermen with the tools to confidently engage with the tough issues facing their region today.
The specialized needs of Caribbean fishermen have prompted the development of a unique program offering, held once a year and rotating to the individual islands. This program is offered in Spanish in Puerto Rico, and in English in the U.S Virgin Islands.