- Hardcover: 312 pages
- Publisher: ; 1 edition (July 20, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0813821541
- ISBN-13: 978-0813821542
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 9.9 inches
As the ecosystem-based trend in fisheries management continues to be implemented worldwide, a thorough background of this new management approach and resulting implementation strategies is needed. Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management in the Western Pacific presents a full picture of the process changes used in switching from target species based management to EBFM, using a region that is at the forefront of this widely accepted movement.
Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management in the Western Pacific is the outgrowth of a series of three workshops convened by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management council. The book follows the logical approach of each workshop, beginning with an assessment of the current state of fisheries management, transitioning through the data sources and modeling systems used to advance EBFM, and ending with practical methodologies for more thorough global implementation in the future. Contributed by experts from the Pacific regions as well as the UK and Non-pacific States, this book is one of the first available compendiums on this important movement and will be applicable to fisheries scientists and researchers, fisheries managers, policy makers, and social scientists worldwide
From the Back Cover
Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management in the Western Pacific
Edited by Edward Glazier
Ecosystem-based fisheries management incorporates a wide range of biological, ecological, and sociological principles in the management of living marine resources. The approach is a departure from the more simplistic single-species management approach of years past. The new approach examines the physical environment and marine fisheries in their totality and humans are considered the focal point of ecosystem-based management and related policies.
Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management in the Western Pacific documents a three-part series of workshops convened by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council to facilitate understanding of this promising new approach. The workshops brought together a diversity of scientists, resource managers, and policy experts from around the U.S. and abroad to discuss marine ecosystems and to formulate recommendations for implementing the ecosystem approach in island settings around the Western Pacific. Theoretical discussions were complemented with grounded review of the many practical challenges encountered in real-time fisheries settings around the region and beyond.
Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management in the Western Pacific is a timely and much needed collection of information that will be invaluable to those interested in developing and implementing ecosystem-based management practices across the world’s oceans. The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council uses scientific information and public involvement to facilitate conservation and wise use of living marine resources throughout the U.S. Pacific Islands. Authorized in 1976, the Council has since addressed highly complex marine fishery issues in the largest, culturally most diverse, and geographically most isolated region in the nation. The Council was the first of the nation’s eight regional fishery councils to implement an ecosystem-based fishery plan, and it continues to address the realities of interconnected human and ocean systems throughout the Western and Central Pacific.
About the Author
Edward Glazier is Vice-President of Impact Assessment, Inc., a firm specializing in social-environmental research along the coastal zone of the U.S. and abroad.