BOX 1
North Pacific Research Board Mission and Goals

The mission of the NPRB is to develop a comprehensive science program of the highest caliber that will provide a better understanding of the North Pacific, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean ecosystems and their fisheries. It has identified five supporting goals to carry out this mission:

  1. Improve understanding of North Pacific marine ecosystem dynamics and use of the resources;

  2. Improve ability to manage and protect the healthy, sustainable fish and wildlife populations that comprise the ecologically diverse marine ecosystems of the North Pacific, and provide long-term, sustained benefits to local communities and the nation;

  3. Improve ability to forecast and respond to effects of changes, through integration of various research activities, including long-term monitoring;

  4. Foster cooperation with other entities conducting research and management in the North Pacific, and work toward common goals for North Pacific marine ecosystems; and

  5. Support high quality projects that promise long-term results as well as those with more immediate applicability.



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