Major Reorganization Improves NEFSC Fishery Monitoring and Research

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NOAA Fisheries - New England - Mid Atlantic Bulletin

January 27, 2021

Integration and modernization key to fishing industry partnerships

A new internal structure within the NEFSC's Fishery Monitoring and Research Division  is a major overhaul intended to improve operations and maximize resources. 

The ultimate goal is to ensure accurate representation of fishing activity.

While the basic tasking is the same, separating work into four branches allows better accountability and expansion of existing capability. 

Four organizational groups, rather than two, are now responsible for: 

  • Fisheries observer program
  • Fisheries observer training and trip data
  • Data and information systems management and development
  • Cooperative research. 

Read all about the "new" Fishery Monitoring and Research Division here

For more information

Contact Cheryl Kitts, FMRD Communications Specialist