New England council supporting $800K collaborative fisheries research program
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Saving Seafood] - September 24, 2014 -
The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is supporting collaborative fisheries research by investing $800,000 in research projects that will collect and analyze information about specific research questions that relate to the region’s groundfish stocks and the groundfish fishery.
Based on a competitive process, the Council has selected the Northeast Consortium (NEC) to manage these funds. The Consortium was created in 1999 to encourage and fund effective, equal partnerships among commercial fishermen, scientists, and other stakeholders to engage in collaborative research and monitoring projects in the northeast region.
Acording to the council,"The NEC’s excellent track record over the course of 14 years speaks for itself. It has funded more than 240 collaborative research projects, involving over 525 fishermen, 45 fishing industry organizations and businesses, and over 274 scientists from 65 institutions or agencies."
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