The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) approved a strategic plan during its August meeting in Wilmington, Delaware. The plan maps out a series of goals and strategies that will guide the Council’s management activities from 2014 through 2018.
Four priority areas are included in the plan: Communication, Governance, Science, and Management. Each section includes a single goal with a series of objectives and strategies. In total, 18 objectives and 85 strategies are included in the plan.
The Mid-Atlantic Council is the first of the eight fishery management Councils to complete an operating agreement with the NMFS regional office.
The final strategic plan is available online at www.mafmc.org/strategic-plan
source: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council