A Review of Ocean Management and Integrated Resource Management Programs from Around the World Summary: This draft report is one of several prepared under contract to the Massachusetts Ocean Partnership (MOP) to support the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) in its development of the integrated coastal ocean management plan mandated by the
Category Archives: Papers and Reports
The Sea Around: Conservation Planning in Marine Regions Summary: This chapter provides an overview of marine regional planning with an emphasis on points that would not be obvious in terrsetrial planning efforts. It is primarily concerned with planning in coastal marine or near shore environments. Authors: Beck, M. W. Date: 2003 Geography: USA-National Source or Agency: Drafting a Conservation Blueprint:
Resolving Mismatches in U.S. Ocean Governance Summary: That the oceans are in serious trouble is no longer news. Fisheries are declining, formerly abundant species are now rare, food webs are altered, and coastal ecosystems are polluted and degraded. Invasive species and diseases are proliferating and the oceans are warming. Authors: Crowder, L. B., Osherenko, G., Young, O.R.,
Economic Analysis for Ecosystem-Based Management: Applications to Marine and Coastal Environments Summary: Ocean and coastal management regimes are increasingly subject to competing demands from stakeholders. Regulations must not only address fishing, recreation, and shipping, but also sand and gravel mining, gas pipelines, harbor/port development, offshore wind and tidal energy facilities, liquefied… Authors: Holland D.S., Sanchirico, J.N., Johnston,
Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans Summary: This paper offers a framework for disaggregating the goal of sustainable development into a sequence of tangible levels of achievement. The focus is on outcomes rather than management processes. Sets of markers or indicators are offered that can be used to assess progress in integrated management . Authors: McLeod, K. and H.
Scientific Consensus Statement on Marine Ecosystem-Based Management Summary: The current state of the oceans requires immediate action and attention. Solutions based on an integrated ecosystem approach hold the greatest promise for delivering desired results. From a scientific perspective, we now know enough to improve dramatically the conservation and management of marine systems through the implementation of
Ocean and Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management: Implementation Handbook Summary: The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) produced this Handbook to identify successful approaches to implementing marine ecosystem-based management (EBM), describe their limitations, and highlight opportunities to apply them in the future. There is no single perfect example of EBM implementation. Authors: Mengerink, K., Schempp, A., and J. Austin Date: 2009 Geography: USA-National
Appendices for Strategic Advice on Designing and Implementing Coastal and Marine Spatial Plans: A Report from the NOAA Science Advisory Board
Appendices for Strategic Advice on Designing and Implementing Coastal and Marine Spatial Plans: A Report from the NOAA Science Advisory Board Summary: Questions and answers for the review of marine spatial management plans. Authors: NOAA Science Advisory Board Date: 2011 Geography: USA-National Source or Agency: Not Applicable Organization: NOAA Science Advisory Board Document Type: Papers and Reports
Ending the Range Wars on the Last Frontier: Zoning the Sea Summary: This concluding chapter considers an ecosystem based management toolocean zoningthat has the potential to move humankind toward protection, recovery, and sustainable use of the seas biodiversity, a state more desirable than the one toward which current practices are forcing the oceans and our species.
Place-Based Ecosystem Management in the Open Ocean Summary: Effective place-based management of oceanic species will require population and ecosystem research and monitoring to help managers set ecologically sustainable catch limits. It will require precautionary decision making that makes protecting and recovering biodiversity the highest priority. Authors: Norse, E., Crowder, L. B., Gjerde, K., Hyrenbach, D., Roberts, C.,