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Targets and limits for long-term fisheries management

ICES symposium on 'Targets and limits for long-term fisheries management' was held at the end of October in Athens, Greece. Here, a number of the keynote speakers at the event share their views on the subject.
Published: 2 June 2016

​​​​​​​​​​​​The My Fish project was created with the aim of providing an operational framework for the implementation of the Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) concept in European waters within the overarching principals of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP): the precautionary and the ecosystem approach. 

The final event of the project, ICES symposium on “Targets and limits for long term fisheries management” symposium provided an opportunity to discuss and review the latest progress on how targets for fisheries management are set, what aspects of yield (such as landings or economic yield) can feasibly be maximized under management, how limits to ecosystem, economic, and social sustainability should be defined, the identification of conflicting objectives and trade-offs and suggestions for decision making, the role of targets and limits in a changing world, economically and socially feasible management tools and implementation of fisheries targets and limits in practice. ​

A number of the keynote speakers shared their views with us on how we have gotten to where we are with targets and limits and the challenges and opportunites they present fisheries management with. 

Click on the article titles to be redirected to the individual articles:

​​Pamela Mace

Principal Adviser Fisheries Science at the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries. The Journey To Set Targets And Limits In Fisheries Management​

Poul Degnbol 

Adjunct professor at the Institute for Innovative Fisheries Management, Aalborg University, Denmark.  ​
Linking Targets And Limits To Practical Management

André E. Punt

professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (and currently director of the school) at the University Washington, Seattle, USA. Strategic Management Decision Making in a Complex World: Quantifying, Understanding and UsingTrade-offs​

​​Anthony Charles

Professor at Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) with a joint appointment in the School of the Environment and the Sobey School of Business. Challenges and Opportunities with Fishery Targets and Limits​​​

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My Fish symposium keynote speakers: ​Pamela Mace, Poul Degnbol, André Punt, and Anthony Charles.

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