The Marine Resource Education Program strives to meet several important objectives as a professional development program for the fishing industry. First, we aim to substantially increase the number of individuals working in New England fisheries, either at sea or in shore-side support services, who are comfortable navigating the fishery science and management arena. One mechanism to achieve this is to foster leadership capable of promoting trust in the management processes. We hope to break down historical barriers to cooperation, forge new areas of involvement for fishermen in the regulatory system, and fully engage the industry in the development of the best available science.
While it is crucial for fishermen to understand the science and management tools used to regulate their industry, of equal importance is the need to deepen the familiarity of policy and science professionals with the workings of the fishing community. The Marine Resource Education Program is a sturdy bridge over the gap among fishermen, scientists and managers. It brings these diverse disciplines together in a neutral setting, providing an opportunity to explore both differences and common goals outside of the regulatory forum.
MREP 100 Fishery Science Module
Also available for experienced fishermen
MREP 200 Science
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Require anyone with a federal permit to
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This should be a mandatory experience for NMFS, NEFMC and fishing industry members.
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