In 2010, the redfish cooperative research project or REDNET, was funded by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) Cooperative Research Program. REDNET was formed as a way to address the feasibility/ viability of reviving a redfish (Sebastes fasciatus) trawl fishery in the Gulf of Maine through a cooperative and integrated network approach.
REDNET seeks to achieve three fishery conservation and management goals:
In order to redevelop a successful and sustainable redfish fishery, REDNET has six primary objectives:
The REDNET "Network"
The "Network" approach adopted by REDNET is one that is:
Funding for REDNET is through the Northeast Cooperative Research Program (NOAA/NEFSC).