Supplement to: Research and Education in Quantitative Fisheries and Ecosystem Science

NOAA’s need for trained personnel and new technologies in fisheries science is significant and
increasing. Dwindling fish stocks and associated economic impacts and heavy political pressures within the Northeast region all dictate that immediate steps be taken to enhance the scientific basis of assessment and management of resources, and to educate future NOAA personnel in quantitative aspects of fisheries science. Here we propose a research and education program to enhance teaching and advising activities and to develop and implement of new technologies that can improve and enhance assessment and management capabilities in the region.

This program seeks to provide both the research tools and the trained personnel that are needed to help address the challenge NOAA and the Northeast Fisheries Science Center face in moving toward Integrated Ecosystem Assessments and Ecosystem Approaches to Management.