Volume 60

GCFI is 60 Years Old! Who Cares?

Goodwin, M.
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Date: November, 2007

Pages: 2-Jan

Event: Proceedings of the Sixtieth Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: Punta Cana

Country: Dominican Republic


GCFI has existed and grown for sixty years only because it is useful. Simply stated, GCFI provides an unbiased forum for the rapid exchange of ideas, perspectives, and information. In practice, the themes and focal points of GCFI meetings often reflect (and occasionally foreshadow) issues of major importance to fisheries and other marine resources of the Gulf and Caribbean region. Sixty years ago, GCFI meetings were populated largely by members of the seafood industry, academia, and government agencies. In recent years, the Institute’s constituency has expanded dramatically. Today, it is clear that the marine resources of the Gulf and Caribbean are facing unprecedented challenges that can radically alter the lives of people throughout the region and beyond. GCFI is uniquely suited to play a vital role in meeting such challenges. Some of these opportunities are briefly discussed

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