If you are someone who cares about healthy fisheries then the Marine Resource Education Program (MREP) is for you. Organized by members of the fishing community, MREP brings together fishermen, scientists, managers, and other marine resource professionals to share expertise essential to understanding fishery management in the 21st century.
This three-day workshop provides participants with core foundation in the fundamentals of fisheries science.
Participants obtain a basic working knowledge of concepts in population biology and the assessment process, including survey sampling techniques, statistical tools, models and their uses, as well as biological reference points used in management. Information presented in this section helps relate fishing effort to stock assessments and shows how fishermen’s knowledge, fishery-dependent data, and collaborative science partnerships help to strengthen stock assessment models and results. The module examines developments in conservation engineering, as well as principles of ecosystem-based management and environmental influences on stock assessments.
To register for the program please contact Patty Collins at (207) 228-1625,
For online registration, go to: http://www.gmri.org/our-work/fisheries-convening/mrep-northeast/apply
For more information about MREP, visit http://www.gmri.org/our-work/fisheries-convening/mrep-northeast