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As the backbone of the groundfish industry, sectors must operate as strong, effective organizations. Working closely with sector fishermen, managers, and board members, we connect sectors with tools and resources to help them successfully navigate the nuances of the sector management system. 

To ease the transition to the sector system, we provided training to help sector managers set up accounting systems and navigate the detailed process of tracking federal grants. Working with an organizational consultant, we ran sessions to teach sector board members the basics of nonprofit law and management and provided tailored follow-up on such issues as getting federal tax-exempt status, staff-board relations, and anti-trust precautions.

Sector Marketing and Anti-trust Manual (PDF)
An educational guide to the exemptions afforded to sectors from federal anti-trust law, provides sector managers with a resource to inform their various marketing initiatives