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Because of the important role fishery science plays in natural resource management, it often is referred to as an applied science. Thus, it seems natural that fisheries scientists find themselves in advisory capacities to resource managers.
While the majority of our fishery group’s investigations pursue fundamental understanding of fish, their habitats, and the effects of fishing, that knowledge often is turned into policy soon after results and models are produced. CBL professors also are called upon to critically review environmental issues, proposed plans, or the findings of others.
Recognized for their expertise in fisheries, the faculty members frequently provide advisory services for regional, national, and international fisheries agencies, including the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the Chesapeake Bay Program, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.
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