Federal Marine Fisheries Managers to Host Conference

The eight Regional Fishery Management Councils and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) are co-sponsoring a first-of-its-kind fisheries-management conference in Washington, DC, in November. The conference, titled Managing Our Nation's Marine Fisheries - Past, Present and Future, is open to the public and aims to educate the public and media on the fishery management process and current management research initiatives. Organizers also hope the conference will provide a forum for information exchange and examine a wide range of perspectives. For more information, visit www.nmfs.noaa.gov.