ICES role in science-policy interface highlighted in a UN meeting

Today, ICES Advisory Committee (ACOM) Chair Mark Dickey-Collas participated in a panel discussion at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Published: 17 May 2022

​The ACOM Chair ​was invited to speak about the role of the science-policy interface in implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM).

In his presentation, Dickey-Collas used ICES as an example, and explained that ICES recognizes EAFM as the primary approach for managing fisheries. He used operational examples of science for fisheries management to show that as the knowledge base for EAFM develops, one must also transform the system that creates, shares and uses that knowledge.

Dickey-Collas said that where relevant, science should account for fisheries in a dynamic social-ecological system, and stated that monitoring, data collection and tool development for EAFM should be inclusive and transparent. He pointed out that scientists may have to deal with a plurality of management objectives, and recommended creating frameworks that maintain trust and credibility in the knowledge creation system.

The discussion panel was part of the fifteenth round of informal consultations of the review of the UN Agreement on the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and focused on the implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management.

Read the abstractView the presentation on SlideShare.

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ICES role in science-policy interface highlighted in a UN meeting

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