The Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum (Fisheries Forum) is a small, policy-neutral organization that supports the regional fishery management council process. We help create opportunities for problem solving and discussion in support of the council process, and provide a neutral interface among councils and their management partners, including NOAA Fisheries. The Fisheries Forum brings valuable convening and facilitation capacity to a wide range of timely regional and national topics, and provides a variety of services and products including national forums, council support and cross-regional collaborations.
The Fisheries Forum is a project of New Venture Fund and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. The Fisheries Forum team is a small, dedicated staff of two. We work remotely from east and west coast locations.
The Fisheries Forum is planning to host our final forum in October 2018 and wind down our operations in the winter of 2018-2019. We are excited to celebrate nearly a decade of partnership with the federal fisheries management community. We want to acknowledge the generous support of our funders and partners, and the many opportunities for productive collaboration that we have enjoyed over the years. While the Fisheries Forum program in its current form will be coming to an end, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions remains committed to supporting and engaging with decision makers in the realm of sustainable fisheries management.