Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Review of the New England Fisheries ManagementProcess -- NOAA

This report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, dated April 2011, concludes that fisheries management in New England is beset with problems and challenges that are characteristic of fisheries management in general but may be even more acute in this area now due to concurrently changing factors of law, management programs, and economics. There is a great deal of frustration among all stakeholder groups over the difficulty (some might say inability) to make progress and having to constantly work in an environment of contention and mistrust. Improving this working environment will require significant investments of time, resources and ingenuity to put into place ideas and solutions for both short- and long-term improvements

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