GMRI brings together fishermen, managers, and scientists in a neutral setting outside the regulatory process. Fishermen become more comfortable working with the scientific information and management processes that guide their industry, while policymakers and scientists learn the inner workings and concerns of the fishing community. New relationships are formed, and many fishermen join in collaborative research projects following the program, helping to shape the future of their industry.
MREP Greater Atlantic
MREP West Coast
MREP West Coast is a workshop series designed for west coast fishermen interested in building their understanding and involvement in fisheries science and management decisions.It was developed to equip fishermen with the tools to confidently engage with the tough issues facing their region today.
The specialized needs of Caribbean fishermen have prompted the development of a unique program offering, held once a year and rotating to the individual islands. This program is offered in Spanish in Puerto Rico, and in English in the U.S Virgin Islands.
Dirigido a las pesquerías artesanales del Caribe, y con un énfasis en ayudar a los pescadores recreativos y comerciales a comprender la naturaleza compleja de las ciencias pesqueras, las funciones de las organizaciones locales de manejo pesquero, y las jurisdicciones reglamentarias solapantes. Este programa se ofrece como un taller de tres días combinando estos tres temas.
This two-part workshop series brings together individuals involved in offshore marine environments to develop a baseline understanding of the science, management, and economics of offshore aquaculture endeavors. Participants experience a variety of aquaculture operations in practice in a mature and diverse aquaculture industry, and are introduced to the nuts and bolts of aquaculture science and federal aquaculture policy.