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The Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded a $638,250 grant to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) to gather information from constituent groups who have a stake in Pacific fishery management.
The grant will
fund a project entitled, “The Constituency Perspective:
A Bottom-Up Understanding of the U.S. Fisheries Management Culture
and The Public They Represent.” The PSMFC will conduct
meetings and research to assemble a comprehensive document that
provides an analysis of the diverse opinions, attitudes and perspectives
of marine resource stakeholders as they relate to broad themes in
fisheries management. The series of regional meetings will include
fishermen, environmental groups, recreational users, government
agencies and members of academia, and will be a mechanism to provide
an unbiased forum for all sectors to discuss, explain, and identify
possible solutions to resolve fisheries management issues.
Each year, NOAA awards approximately $900 million in grants to members of the academic, scientific and business communities to assist the agency in fulfilling its mission to study the Earth’s natural systems in order to predict environmental change, manage ocean resources, protect life and property and provide decision-makers with reliable scientific information. NOAA’s goals and programs reflect a commitment to these basic responsibilities of science and service to the nation for the past 34 years.
The Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and providing environmental stewardship of our nation’s coastal and marine resources.
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