Academy Panel Outlines Six Recommendations for NOAA Fisheries
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Panel of the National Academy of Public Administration today released its report for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries or the Agency), the primary agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) responsible for the stewardship of the nation's ocean resources and their habitat, making six recommendations for changes.
The Academy Panel report, “National Marine Fisheries Service Budget Structure and Allocation Review,” was requested by Congress in fiscal year 2020 appropriations legislation in order to evaluate how NOAA Fisheries connects three important processes – budgeting, planning, and decision-making – with the Agency’s regional mission requirements.
Recognizing that the agency is a complicated organization with a complex mission, the Panel report includes five interconnected recommendations for NOAA Fisheries. A sixth recommendation is directed to Congress, calling for the approval of a change in NOAA Fisheries’ budget structure – with the caveat that the Agency take clear actions to implement the five recommendations as reciprocity with Congress for agreeing to take this action.
The six recommendations include:
Read the full report here.
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