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Resource Collections

Explore topic-based collections. Find relevant resources.

Resource collections are small, topic-specific libraries that compile resources and regional examples related to focused questions, management tools, and shared mandates and challenges.

Regional Management Resource Collection - Learn more about regional management approaches found throughout the U.S.



Management Strategy Evaluation Resource Collection - Explore a compilation of national and international MSE examples.


Co-Management and Cooperative Research Resource Collection - Search through a curated collection of resources on co-management and cooperative research.



New! Deep Sea Corals Resource Collection - Explore regional approaches for protecting deep sea corals.



New! Forage Fish Resource Collection - Learn about different approaches for protecting forage fish.


2017 Forum

Managing Fisheries in a Changing Environment
May 1-2, 2017 • Monterey, CA

The 2017 Forum will provide regional fishery management council members and staff with a timely opportunity to explore the approaches councils can take to manage fishery resources in response to dynamic and changing ocean conditions.

New! Final agenda • Briefing materials

Recent Collaborations

The Fisheries Forum engages in a broad range of collaborations with NOAA Fisheries, councils, and organizations to explore cutting-edge topics in fisheries science and policy.

National Essential Fish Habitat Summit

May 17-19, 2016 • Annapolis, MD 

The National EFH Summit will convene council and NOAA fisheries habitat experts to identify challenges, opportunities, and successful approaches for the effective implementation and use of MSA habitat authorities. Presentations, background materials, and regional EFH profiles are now available.

Pacific Groundfish Quota Program Workshop

The Pacific Groundfish Quota Program Workshop convened as a collaboration among industry, government, and non-government sponsors in order to provide industry members and stakeholders an opportunity to discuss the current state of the fishery and provide feedback on the performance of the program. The final workshop summary is now available.

Inshore Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishing Workshop

The New England Fishery Management Council is hosting a workshop to explore concerns about inshore scallop fishing and will support constructive and open dialogue between all users of the resource, scientific experts and fishery managers.

Contribute to Resource Collections

Are you interested to share your council's work, or learn how your colleagues are approaching a shared management challenge or question?

The Fisheries Forum develops resource collections to support targeted explorations of fisheries science, management and policy topics. Contact us If you are interested to learn more.