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The Nature Conservancy and NOAA Fisheries convened a workshop May 7-8, 2014 in Portsmouth, NH to bring together diverse stakeholders to further regional efforts to implement EM in candidate fisheries. The workshop was well-attended, with approximately 90 fishermen, fishery managers, scientists, conservation organizations, and other stakeholders from New England, the West Coast, British Columbia and South Africa participating in the workshop.

Participants engaged in breakout discussions to identify goals and implementation challenges for EM in the Northeast, and to brainstorm next steps to address those challenges.   The Workshop generated several recommendations for the New England Fishery Management Council and NOAA Fisheries, including:

  • establishing clear, achievable goals for monitoring;
  • drafting performance standards for EM;
  • developing a pilot study for EM in… Read More »