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Goals

  1. To improve the objective nature of fisheries research and business decisions;
  2. To offer practical assistance in facilitating dialogue among gear groups and fishery stake-holders;
  3. To promote research, education, and training within our communities so as to: Facilitate collaborative research between fishermen and scientists;
  4. Advance the processing & marketing of local fish products;
  5. Improve marine safety;
  6. Encourage effective co-management of marine ecosystems;
  7. Promote the use of social, cultural, & economic data for holistic management of New England marine resources.

Program Objectives

  1. To coordinate outreach & enrollment services for the Fishing Partnership Health Plan for all fishing families;
  2. To provide a Collaborative Research Program to assist fishermen in developing research proposals, establishing research partnerships, as well as making available on-going project management services to fishermen and fishing associations;
  3. To facilitate dialogue and consensus on various policy and management issues
  4. To provide hands-on safety training for fishermen

 

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