Healthy and productive marine ecosystems supporting thriving, sustainable marine fisheries that provide the greatest overall benefit to stakeholders.
The Council manages marine fisheries in federal waters of the Mid-Atlantic region for their long-term sustainability and productivity consistent with the National Standards of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The Council is committed to the effective stewardship of these fisheries and associated habitats by incorporating scientific information and informed public input in transparent processes that produce fishery management plans and programs.
Core values are the traits or qualities that represent an individual’s or organization’s highest priorities, deeply held beliefs, and core, fundamental driving forces.
The Council's core values include:
- Clear Communication
Engage, inform, and educate stakeholders to promote public awareness and encourage constructive participation in the Council process
Ensure that the Council’s management decisions are based on timely and accurate scientific data that are analyzed and modeled in a manner that improves management performance and build stakeholder confidence
Develop fishery management strategies that provide for productive, sustainable fisheries.
Ensure that the Council's governance structures and practices fairly represent stakeholder interests, are coordinated with the Council' management partners, and include a clear and well-defined decision-making process.
- 2014 Implementation Plan
Approved December 2013
- Final 2014-2018 Strategic Plan
Approved October 2013
- Draft Strategic Plan (pdf)
- Strategic Planning Presentation (June 2013)
- Strategic Planning Process
- Strategic Planning Fact Sheet
- Stakeholder Input Report
- Visioning Results Presentation
- Visioning Survey
- Detailed Survey Results
- Position Letters