(1.) Create a Marine Fisheries Management Institute to consolidate
and focus resources with strategic partners including the University
of Massachusetts System, National Marine Fisheries Service, United
States Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Massachusetts Fisheries
(2.) Develop outreach and educational programs that offer comprehensive
information about Massachusetts fisheries, fisheries management,
fisheries regulations, fishing techniques, fishing gear, estuarine
and ocean science, marine habitat protection, seafood technology,
and economics of fishing.
(3.) Design and implement data collection programs that define
parameters of fish stocks by working cooperatively with Massachusetts'
fishermen on board their vessels.
(4.) Complete a standardized fisheries statistics database framework
that would be compatible and exchangeable with other Atlantic coast
(5.) Develop a K-12 educational program that teaches the attributes,
benefits, and ecology of Massachusetts' commercial and recreational
(6.) Develop community-based and -operated aquaculture programs.
(1.) Gain support of Institute's strategic partners; create structure
and governance of Institute; reach consensus and complete formal
agreements; identify Institute's central headquarters; identify
and prioritize primary projects; initiate primary projects.
(2.) Identify possible locations and resources necessary to build
regional fishermen's libraries (Gloucester, Cape Cod, New Bedford)
and begin to acquire library resources.
(3.) Seek interested northshore fishermen to participate in at-sea
data collection programs; secure federal funding; launch pilot from
(4.) Create an Internet-based program to collect voluntary angler
information and stimulate exchange of information with recreational
(5.) Identify cost and other associated factors needed to complete
and implement a comprehensive Atlantic Coast Cooperative Statistics
(6.) Conduct a field-based survey of Massachusetts' recreational
anglers to characterize the scope and nature of our marine recreational
fisheries and stimulate agency good will.
(7.) Evaluate potential scope of K-12 educational program, develop
program materials, and launch pilot utilizing strengths and availability
of existing staff.
(8.) Identify an urban location, community stewards, and carryout
existing agency plans for a pilot aquaculture project to enhance
native rainbow smelt populations.