December 31, 2017
See How Smithsonian Is Working with Local Fishermen to Protect Marine Areas and Create Safe Fisheries
Smithsonian's Marine Conservation Program is an interdisciplinary research program to understand changes over space and time in commercially and ecologically important marine species. The Marine Conservation Program also tracks the work of fishers who rely on these ecosystems. In doing so, the Marine Conservation Program is introducing a new, integrated approach to marine conservation using ecological, social, and economic perspectives to better understand coastal ecosystems and how they change over time.