As the complexity of fisheries management has expanded, so too has the number of committees, advisory panels and meetings with the potential to affect New Jersey’s fishing industry. GSSA staff attends or monitors all of the relevant meetings, to represent our members dependent on the fisheries which will be affected.
We are dedicated to sincere and effective representation to protect the interests of New Jersey fishermen and New Jersey’s fisheries dependent businesses.
Through the Seafood Coalition, a nationwide network of fishing organizations which is operated by GSSA staff, we share information on what is happening on the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts with the potential to impact the commercial fishing industry nationally.
GSSA staff regularly reviews dozens of government, technical and trade publications for items that relate to New Jersey fisheries and takes appropriate action when warranted.
GSSA staff has established effective relationships with state and federal
legislative staff and is increasingly the “go to” information source when fishing related questions come up.