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Program Goals

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The Marine Resource Education Program hopes to break down historical barriers to cooperation, forge new areas of involvement for fishermen in the regulatory system, and fully engage the industry in the development of the best available science.

Program Goals

  • Bring fishermen, scientists and managers together in a neutral setting outside the regulatory process.
  • Increase the number of people at work in Southeastern fisheries who are comfortable working with the fishery data and management systems.
  • Help policy makers and scientists become more familiar with the inner working of the fishing community.
  • Increase the number of fishermen involved in collaborative research and pursuit of best available science.
  • Develop leadership and promote trust.