CONCUR served as facilitator for a series of meetings for  the National Marine Fisheries Services’ Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel.

The 40-member panel, which meets twice yearly in Silver Springs, Maryland, brings together representatives of commercial fishing, recreational fishing, conservation organizations, and scientific institutions convened to advise the agency on evolving high stakes regulations.  Deliberations focus on specific pending regulations relating to allowable catch, permitted gear types, time-area closures, and annual quota allocations of bluefin tuna, swordfish and other pelagic species.