Alaska: Alaska Coastal Communities Coalition; Support efforts to stabilize and restore fisheries access to Gulf of Alaska Community-based small-boat fleets.
Create and activate plans to do run forecasting and restoration of Yukon River salmon.
Support program reports on current events in the fisheries arena of the major fishing nations of the Pacific Rim.
Northeast: Examining the Effect of the 2004 Pulse Fishing Event on the Georges Bank and Closed Area Benthic Community, Development of an Interactive Video Map Detailing the Georges Bank and Mid-Atlantic Benthic Community, 2005 Fishery Independent Survey of Selected Hard Bottom Areas in Southern New England, Continued Investigation of Marine Biotoxins in the Atlantic Sea Scallop Resource.
Southeast: Improved data collection for discards of shark, and south Atlantic snapper-grouper.
Cooperative research to better estimate king mackerel stock mixing and abundance.
Pilot projects to collect U.S.
Virgin Islands reef fish data, test shrimp trawl bycatch devices, and to test reef fish gear in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Improved collection of life history data on hogfish, goliath grouper, and Gulf of Mexico vermilion snapper and red grouper.
The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.