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NOAA COCA project, Promoting resilience to climate change for lobstermen and fisheries dependent communities through participatory system dynamics modeling

Maine Sea Grant

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This project includes three communities in ME, MA, and SC. In collaboration with partners, Maine Sea Grant and UMaine Extension have conducted interviews, Vulnerability and Consequences Adaptation Planning Scenarios (VCAPS), and Systems Dynamic (SD) modeling workshops in a lobster community to co-develop strategies and adaptations for improving their fishery, based on the impacts from climate change. The SD model will input the factors affecting their particular situation in order to develop best practices, and an adaptation ethic of “fish smarter, not harder.” The Maine project was presented in a poster session at the October 2013 Regional Association of Research in the Gulf of Maine conference.

Fresh, Local and Good for the Community

NOAA Sea Grant helps fishermen with local seafood branding and marketing

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If you go to the grocery store to buy seafood, chances are that what you end up buying is imported – an 80 percent chance that it is imported, according to NOAA Fisheries Service.  See what Sea Grant is doing to help communities invest in their local fishermen with high-quality, regionally harvest seafood as their return.


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