Changing ocean conditions as a result of climate change, influence multiple components of fisheries management in the U.S. In order for fisheries to persist long-term, and provide similar ecological, social, and economic outcomes as they do now, there is a need to incorporate information that will increase the fishery’s capacity to adapt to these changing conditions.
On June 9th, 2021 the Environmental Defense Fund, University of Maine, and Lenfest Ocean Program hosted the first webinar where the Crustacean Task Force invited international experts to offer a broad overview of the rising global importance of crustacean fisheries. In this new webinar series, members of the recently formed Crustacean Management Task Force will share their work to bring awareness to and discuss the importance of international crustacean fisheries management. Throughout this webinar series, experts will explore the significance of crustacean fisheries to global food security, marine conservation, and adapting to climate change.
Cross Currents discusses the ongoing and completed results of research projects the Lenfest Ocean Program has supported over the past 15 years. These nearly 100 projects have helped connect science with marine policy and management.
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.