January 25, 2018

An ELI Ocean Program Seminar

The Trump Administration’s approach to fisheries management seems to constitute a significant policymaking shift. Recent decisions such as extending the Gulf of Mexico season for red snapper or overturning a decision by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission that would have cut New Jersey's recreational quota for summer flounder seem to go against NOAA’s traditional approach of situating scientific information at the center of fisheries decision-making. This webinar will discuss these and other recent developments and assess the direction U.S. fisheries policymaking may take in the future.

Panelists:
Shana Miller, Director, Global Tuna Conservation Project, The Ocean Foundation
Monica Goldberg, Chief Counsel-Oceans, Environmental Defense Fund
Mike Gravitz, Director of Policy & Legislation, Marine Conservation Institute
Xiao Recio-Blanco, Director, Ocean Program, Environmental Law Institute (moderator)