Executive Director’s Column

Impacts of Government Closure

(NEWSLETTER - Winter 2019) As I was writing this issue’s column, the government closure continued. The regional fishery management council offices remained open and our staff continued to work. However, many of our federal partners, including those at NOAA Fisheries’ Southeastern Regional Office in St. Petersburg and the Southeast Fishery Science Centers in Miami and…
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Notes from our Executive Director – Fall 2018

From the Executive Director's Desk Marine Protected Areas, Spawning Special Management Zones, and Coral Protected Areas How/When will the Council/fishermen get some credit for protection? When the idea of Marine Protected Areas or MPAs first surfaced many years ago, the suggestion from scientists was to "close a certain percentage of the area and obtain an…
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