Table 3. Participants’ opinions about the importance of public input to the outcome of Western Gulf of Maine Area Closure establishment. Values in parentheses are percentages.


NEFMC
n = 5
AP
n = 4
PDT
n = 5
Fishers
n = 14
Total
n = 28
Important 3 (60.0) 2 (50.0) 5 (100.0) 2 (14.3) 12 (42.9)
Not important 2 (40.0) 2 (50.0) 0 (0.0) 12 (85.7) 16 (57.1)
NEFMC = New England Fishery Management Council; AP = Advisory Panel; PDT = Plan Development Team