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Managing Our Nation's Fisheries

Managing Our Nation's Fisheries 3: Advancing Sustainability 

The third Managing Our Nation's Fisheries conference was held May 7-9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The conference was convened by the eight Regional Fishery Management Councils and hosted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council.

Managing Our Nation's Fisheries 3 focused on how concepts, policies, and practice of fishery sustainability can be advanced to a higher level. The discussion addressed Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization issues, as well as adjustments to current management that do not require legislation to implement.

Conference Proceedings

Front matter and plenary session
Session 1: Improving Fishert Management Essentials
Session 2: Advancing Ecosystem-Based Decision-Making
Session 3: Providing for Fishing Community Stability
Conference findings, poster session, photo credits and acronyms

Entire proceedings (41 megs)

Conference Materials

Recordings of the plenary and breakout sessions of the conference are available here.

Materials prepared prior to the conference (agenda, papers) are available here.

Materials prepared at, or after, the conference (findings, reports) are available here.

Conference planners and sponsors are listed here.