Applying marine habitat data to fishery management on the US west coast

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Copps, S. L., Yoklavich, M. M., Parkes, G. B., Wakefield, W. W., Bailey, A., Greene, H. G., … Burn, R. W. (2007). Applying marine habitat data to fishery management on the US west coast: Initiating a policy-science feedback loop. Special Paper - Geological Association of Canada, (47), 451-462.
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TitleApplying marine habitat data to fishery management on the US west coast
AuthorsS. Copps, M. Yoklavich, G. Parkes, W. Wakefield, A. Bailey, H. Greene, C. Goldfinger, R. Burn
AbstractRecent experience in implementing legal requirements to designate and protect Essential Fish Habitat for groundfish off the US west coast is providing an opportunity to develop a feedback loop between science and policy for habitat- and ecosystem-based management that mirrors the traditional stock assessment/harvest management paradigm. The stock assessment/harvest management feedback loop dates back to the 1940s and has strongly influenced the development of the marine fishery management in frastructure and associated research programs. Assessment of marine habitat and the related establishment of regulatory policies by west coast fishery managers offer the potential for a similar feedback loop and the tailoring of research and infrastructure to improve the information available for decision-making.
JournalSpecial Paper - Geological Association of Canada
Date2007
Issue47
Start page451
End page462
ISSN0072-1042
Subjectsdecision making, fishery management, fishery policy, habitat management, harvesting, regulatory framework, stock assessment, North America, Pacific Coast [North America], Pacific Coast [United States], United States
NoteCited By (since 1996):2, Fish and Fisheries

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