Title

Changing US ocean policy can set a new direction for marine resource management

Abstract

A central concept in a new direction for ocean policy in the United States is ecosystem-based management, that is, implementation of management integrated across sectors of human activity to achieve the common goal of conserving the structure and function of marine ecosystems to provide a full suite of ecosystem services. Fisheries are a critical sector of ocean activity that impacts these ecosystems, and fishery management is in urgent need of reform to perform better from a conservation perspective. Here, I suggest some specific changes in perspective for fishery management as part of an overall ecosystem-based approach.

Publication Date

2009

Journal Title

Ecology and Society

Publisher

Resilience Alliance

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright © 2009 by the author(s). Published here under license by The Resilience Alliance.