The Fisheries Technical Assistance Program provides local fisheries and fishing communities with a wide range of services and resources to build adaptive capacity, sustainability, and resiliency in the face of climate change. Explore our individual FTAP projects in more detail below.
In an attempt to reduce the expense of at-sea monitoring, we are working with managers and fishermen to develop cost-effective alternatives. Electronic monitoring (EM) offers …
The Fisheries Technical Assistance Program supports adaptive fishing communities in the Gulf of Maine by engaging marine stakeholders to share knowledge, learn, and make decisions …
As the Gulf of Maine rapidly changes, communities that depend on its resources must learn to adapt. Alongside the challenges that inevitably accompany changes, new fisheries, industries, and climate-based opportunities are also emerging. We work to enhance the capacity for fishing communities in the Gulf of Maine to adapt to changes and take advantage of these emerging opportunities by engaging marine stakeholders to share knowledge, learn from one another, and make decisions that nurture ecologic and economic resilience.
In an era of rapid technological advancement, we empower the commercial fishing community by integrating cutting edge technology into fisheries data collection and by developing data-based solutions for issues at the frontiers of traditional fishing industries. We also partner with fishermen and industry stakeholders to collaboratively foster innovations that sustain coastal livelihoods, invigorate working waterfronts, catalyze new fishing strategies, and perpetuate access to critical New England fish stocks.