Inclusion of ecological, economic, social, and institutional considerations when setting targets and limits for multispecies fisheries

Type Article
Date 2017-03
Language English
Author(s) Rindorf Anna1, Dichmont Catherine M.2, Thorson James3, Charles Anthony4, 5, Clausen Lotte Worsoe1, Degnbol Poul6, Garcia Dorleta7, Hintzen Niels T.8, Kempf Alexander9, Levin Phillip10, Mace Pamela, Maravelias Christos11, Minto Coilin12, Mumford John13, Pascoe Sean2, Prellezo Raul7, Punt Andre E.14, Reid David G.15, Roeckmann Christine8, Stephenson Robert L.16, Thebaud OlivierORCID17, Tserpes George18, Voss Ruediger19
Affiliation(s) 1 : Tech Univ Denmark, DTU Aqua Natl Inst Aquat Resources, JaegersborgAlle 1,Charlottenlund Castle, DK-2920 Charlottenlund, Denmark.
2 : 47 Pioneer Rd, Quensland 4157, Australia.
3 : Natl Marine Fisheries Serv, NOAA, Northwest Fisheries Sci Ctr, Fisheries Resource Assessment & Monitoring Div 1, Seattle, WA USA.
4 : St Marys Univ, Sch Environm, Halifax, NS B3H3C3, Canada.
5 : St Marys Univ, Sch Business, Halifax, NS B3H3C3, Canada.
6 : Aalborg Univ, Innovat Fisheries Management, DK-9000 Aalborg, Denmark.
7 : Azti Tecnalia, Txatxarramendi Ugartea z-g, Sukarrieta 48395, Spain.
8 : Wageningen Univ & Res Ctr WUR, IMARES, AB IJmuiden 1970, Wageningen, Netherlands.
9 : Thunen Inst Sea Fisheries, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany.
10 : Northwest Fisheries Sci Ctr, Natl Marine Fisheries Serv, Natl Ocean & Atmospher Adm, Seattle, WA USA.
11 : Hellenic Ctr Marine Res HCMR, Attica 19013, Greece.
12 : Marine & Freshwater Res Ctr, Galway Mayo Inst Technol, Galway, Ireland.
13 : Imperial Coll London, Ctr Environm Policy, Silwood Pk Campus, Ascot SL5 7PY, Berks, England.
14 : Univ Washington, Sch Aquat & Fishery Sci, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.
15 : Inst Marine, Galway H91 R673, Ireland.
16 : St Andrews Biol Stn, Canadian Fisheries Res Network, St Andrews, NB E5B 2L9, Canada.
17 : Unite Econ Maritime, AMURE, Ifremer, UMR 6308, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
18 : Hellenic Ctr Marine Res, Inst Marine Biol Resources & Inland Waters, Iraklion 71003, Greece.
19 : Univ Kiel, Dept Econ, D-24118 Kiel, Germany.
Source Ices Journal Of Marine Science (1054-3139) (Oxford Univ Press), 2017-03 , Vol. 74 , N. 2 , P. 453-463
DOI 10.1093/icesjms/fsw226
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Note Introduction to the Symposium: ‘Targets and Limits for Long Term Fisheries Management’
Keyword(s) ecosystem-based fisheries management, multiple objectives, reference points, sustainability, variability

Targets and limits for long-term management are used in fisheries advice to operationalize the way management reflects societal priorities on ecological, economic, social and institutional aspects. This study reflects on the available published literature as well as new research presented at the international ICES/Myfish symposium on targets and limits for long term fisheries management. We examine the inclusion of ecological, economic, social and institutional objectives in fisheries management, with the aim of progressing towards including all four objectives when setting management targets or limits, or both, for multispecies fisheries. The topics covered include ecological, economic, social and governance objectives in fisheries management, consistent approaches to management, uncertainty and variability, and fisheries governance. We end by identifying ten ways to more effectively include multiple objectives in setting targets and limits in ecosystem based fisheries management.

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Rindorf Anna, Dichmont Catherine M., Thorson James, Charles Anthony, Clausen Lotte Worsoe, Degnbol Poul, Garcia Dorleta, Hintzen Niels T., Kempf Alexander, Levin Phillip, Mace Pamela, Maravelias Christos, Minto Coilin, Mumford John, Pascoe Sean, Prellezo Raul, Punt Andre E., Reid David G., Roeckmann Christine, Stephenson Robert L., Thebaud Olivier, Tserpes George, Voss Ruediger (2017). Inclusion of ecological, economic, social, and institutional considerations when setting targets and limits for multispecies fisheries. Ices Journal Of Marine Science, 74(2), 453-463. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :