Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Monster Seminar JAM

Event Information

Monster Seminar JAM - An Ecologist's Perspective on the Progress of Ecosystem-Based Management by the Fishery Management Councils

Presentator(s):
Dr. Selina Heppell, Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University

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Abstract
The move towards ecosystem-based fishery management in the U.S. is necessarily an evolving process, and some Fishery Management Councils have made more progress than others. Science and Statistical Committees (SSCs) that advise the Councils must determine how to rigorously evaluate tools and data that contribute to new management strategies, but are often also asked to define ecosystem-based management and its goals and objectives. This may blur the line between science and policy advice. The Pacific Fisheries Management Councils SSC is developing terms of reference for evaluation of ecosystem-based analyses. Fresh from the National SSC meeting in Virginia, I will provide my prospective on how different SSCs are approaching the issue of ecosystem considerations in assessment science and evaluation of ecosystem models and their use in management.

Location:
NWFSC  Map to NWFSC
2725 Montlake Blvd. E.
Seattle,  WA  98112

Date and Time:
Thursday, December 15, 2011, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Contact Person(s):
Katie Watson
206-302-2419
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Diane Tierney
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