The Lenfest Ocean Program supports marine research that will be useful in formulating solutions to ocean problems. Lenfest Ocean Program staff members consult with scientists, advocates and decision makers to identify policy-relevant research questions.
A critical factor in developing the Program's research projects is the extent to which the research will be directly relevant to marine policy decisions.
The Program focuses its work on fisheries issues because fishing arguably has the greatest impact on marine resources, and because many of these impacts can be reversed with improved fisheries management.
The Lenfest Ocean Program was established in July 2004 by the Lenfest Foundation at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Two national commissions — the Pew Oceans Commission and the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy — both called for national policies to reverse the decline in the health of ocean habitat and wildlife.
The Norwegian Pelagic Fishing Course in Week 2 Norway
This winter's best week for NVG herring, and still a lot of mackerel from the west.
We had the best week of the winter with as much as 31,700 tonnes in the record, where the bes...
The impact of catching half of Pacific saury Japan
The decline in the Pacific saury (Cololabis saira) fishery continues
Last year's national catch of saury or saury decreased by almost 30% from the previous year, reaching a record low for the secon...