The Marine Fisheries Stock
Assessment Improvement Plan (SAIP) is the report of
the NOAA Fisheries
National Task Force for Improving Fish Stock Assessments.
This report is the latest of a series of plans for
enhancing and modernizing NOAA Fisheries programs for
data collection, information technology, data management,
stock assessments, scientific research, and fisheries
management. The report includes specific recommendations
for improving the quality of NOAA Fisheries' stock
assessment programs and emphasizes the need for the
agency to foster partnerships and cooperative research
programs with other federal agencies, state agencies,
private foundations, universities, commercial and recreational
fishing organizations and individuals, environmental
groups, and others with a vested interest in collecting
similar types of data.
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