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The Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum is a partnership between four leading academic and policy organizations. While the Fisheries Forum does not advocate for specific fishery policies or approaches, we provide thoughtful policy analysis to explore potential options and outcomes under various management approaches.

We work with members of all eight regional fishery management councils and support networking between Council members and experts in the fields of fisheries law, policy, economics and the sciences. One of our primary goals is to facilitate communication, and the transfer of ideas and innovations between councils.

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West Coast Forum

Co-management and Cooperative Research

San Diego, CA | September 3-5, 2014

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East Coast Forum

Managing for Recreational Objectives

Beaufort, NC | May 4-7, 2014

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New! 2013 West Coast Forum Summary - Responsive and Adaptive Management Strategies


Managing Our Nation's Fisheries 3 Conference

Washington, DC | May 7-9, 2013

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