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Fisheries Convening

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 relationship are formed, and many fishermen join in collaborative research projects following the program, helping to shape the future of their industry.

 

MREP Northeast

Conceived, managed, and presented by fishermen, for fishermen, the Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) arose from ongoing conversations among fishing community leaders active in the New England fishery management process. The primary question at the time: What do fishermen need to participate effectively in collaborative science and management?

MREP Southeast

Fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic and Caribbean regions have joined forces to guide the development and implementation of a new offering, aimed at improving the communications between industry, scientists, and managers in the Southeast fisheries region. This program is tailored to the unique fisheries and management processes of the Southeast.

MREP Caribbean

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.

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