Many organizations around the world seek to apply ecosystem-based management (EBM) for the ocean and coast. The new online EBM Roadmap helps policymakers and others determine the defining elements of EBM, how they can move from concept to practice, and how they can advance EBM in their day-to-day work.
This news release provides an excellent overview that is relevant to NEOSEC members as we plan the next Ocean Summit on ecosystem principles:
Fish in U.S. waters from Cape Hatteras to the Canadian border have moved away from their traditional, long-time habitats over the past four decades because of fundamental changes in the regional ecosystem, according to a new report by NOAA researchers. The 2009 Ecosystem Status Report, prepared by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center headquartered in Woods Hole, Mass., also points out the need to manage the waters off the northeastern coast of the United States as a whole rather than as a series of separate and unrelated components.
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