Supported by the Lenfest Ocean Program, Drs. Matthew Oliver and Matthew Breece of the University of Delaware, along with a team of researchers have developed a new text alert system to help fishermen avoid Atlantic sturgeon catch when searching for other species. Read More
Modern genomics has the potential to make valuable contributions to fisheries management. For example, it can help scientists detect when a species is divided into distinct populations—information needed to ensure that all populations can sustain themselves. Read More
Working Group to Develop Recommendations to Estimate Bycatch for the Marine Mammal Protection Act Import Provisions
For decades, the United States (U.S.) government has fostered practices to estimate and reduce marine mammal bycatch in U.S. fisheries. Now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) Import Provisions, a new rule requiring nations that export fish and fish products to the U.S. to adhere to bycatch standards comparable to those of... Read More
About Our Program
The Lenfest Ocean Program is a grantmaking program that funds scientific research on policy-relevant topics concerning the world’s oceans and communicates the results of the supported research to decision makers and other interested audiences.