Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management: Progress, Importance, and Impacts in the United States

Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management: Progress, Importance, and Impacts in the United States

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Author/Contributor(s): Link, Jason S ; Marshak, Anthony R
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Date: 02/05/2022
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: NEW
Ecosystem-based fishery management (EBFM) is rapidly becoming the default approach in global fisheries management. The clarity of what EBFM means is sharpening each year and there is now a real need to evaluate progress and assess the effectiveness and impacts. By examining a suite of over 90
indicators (including socioeconomic, governance, environmental forcing, major pressures, systems ecology, and fisheries criteria) for 9 major US fishery ecosystem jurisdictions, the authors systematically track the progress the country has made towards advancing EBFM and making it an operational
reality.

The assessment covers a wide range of data in both time (multiple decades) and space (from the tropics to the poles, representing over 10% of the world's ocean surface area). The authors view progress towards the implementation of EBFM as synonymous with improved management of living marine
resources in general, and highlight the findings from a national perspective. Although US-centric, the lessons learned are directly applicable for all parts of the global ocean. Much work remains, but significant progress has already been made to better address many of the challenges facing the
sustainable management of our living marine resources.

This is an essential and accessible reference for all fisheries professionals who are currently practicing, or progressing towards, ecosystem-based fisheries management. It will also be of relevance and use to researchers, teachers, managers, and graduate students in marine ecology, fisheries
biology, biological oceanography, global change biology, conservation biology, and marine resource management.