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Webinar: Why is ecosystem management so hard to do?

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 3:00

Wednesday, July 10, 2019. 3:00PM. Webinar: Why is ecosystem management so hard to do? Morgan Kilgour, Delta Stewardship Council Science Program. Sponsored by NOAA NMFS and NOAA Central Library. More information here


Morgan Kilgour will discuss the challenges in providing ecosystem information to managers so that a more holistic approach to fisheries management can be achieved. Managing fisheries with a myopic view (single stock management) can be ineffective and may lead to distrust of science by stakeholders. Without incorporating multiple factors affecting fish, management of fisheries is unlikely to be successful. Factors may include habitat requirements, interactions with other fish/species, or anthropogenic stressors such as fishing pressure. In particular, Morgan will focus on two examples 1) leading the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council towards implementing a Fishery Ecosystem Plan and 2) working in the State of California and communicating ecosystem information to managers.

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