The Sun Chronicle: The Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) conducted the workshop at the Fairfield Inn in New Bedford. It was sponsored by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. The institute is a non-profit research center dedicated to being a catalyst to find solutions to ocean and fisheries challenges.
Last week’s MREP workshop on ecosystem-based management included field trips to the ports of Pt. Judith, RI, as well as visits to fishing industry facilities in New Bedford. In Pt. Judith, participants toured Superior Trawl (a fishing-net manufacturer owned by Jon Knight) as well as Town Dock, a fish processing company, and a tour of a “Study Fleet” vessel to view their on-board catch and effort computer software.