Current Developments on U.S. Fishery Policy

Thursday, January 25, 2018

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 discussed these and other recent developments and assessed the direction U.S. fisheries policymaking may take in the future


  • 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)