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Gulf Restoration Network (GRN)
The issues of priority concern to the GRN are sustainable management of fisheries, polluted runoff that results in the "Dead Zone" off the coasts of Louisiana and Texas, and US Army Corps of Engineers policies destructive of wetlands. The GRN's actively advocates for the need for sustainable fisheries. More specifically the Network works to obtain a management program that will achieve fishery sustainability while ensuring the continuing viability of commercial fisheries and fishing communities, and seeks to ensure that liberal catch limits based on short-term economic impacts do not lead to even more severe economic impacts in the long-term. The GRN also acknowledges the vital importance of habitat to the Gulf's fishery habitat. Destruction of wetlands and coastal habitats, severe toxic discharges, nonpoint pollution, and coastal development are taking their toll on the health of the Gulf and its resources. The GRN seeks to preserve and restore that critical habitat areas critical to the continued health of our fisheries. In all of its work the GRN seeks to balance our efforts at outreach and coalition building with an effort to actively press for sound fishery management measures that are equitable and based on the best available science.
Type of Organization: Policy or Management
Sector: Non-governmental Organization
Main Field of Focus: Restoring the Gulf of Mexico to an Ecologically and Biologically Sustainable Condition
Year Created: 1995
Contact Person: Sarthou, Cynthia
Home Page URL: http://www.healthygulf.org/
Keywords: Restoration, Sustainable management
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