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Dynamic ocean management: identifying the critical ingredients of dynamic approaches to ocean resource management


Lewison, R and Hobday, AJ and Maxwell, S and Hazen, E and Hartog, JR and Dunn, DC and Briscoe, D and Fossette, S and O'Keefe, CE and Barnes, M and Abecassis, M and Bograd, S and Bethoney, ND and Bailey, H and Andrews, S and Hazen, L and Crowder, LB, Dynamic ocean management: identifying the critical ingredients of dynamic approaches to ocean resource management, Bioscience, 65, (5) pp. 486-498. ISSN 0006-3568 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/biosci/biv018


Dynamic ocean management, or management that uses near real-time data to guide the spatial distribution of commercial activities, is an emerging approach to balance ocean resource use and conservation. Employing a wide range of data types, dynamic ocean management can be used to meet multiple objectives—for example, managing target quota, bycatch reduction, and reducing interactions with species of conservation concern. Here, we present several prominent examples of dynamic ocean management that highlight the utility, achievements, challenges, and potential of this approach. Regulatory frameworks and incentive structures, stakeholder participation, and technological applications that align with user capabilities are identified as key ingredients to support successful implementation. By addressing the variability inherent in ocean systems, dynamic ocean management represents a new approach to tackle the pressing challenges of managing a fluid and complex environment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:bycatch, sustainable fisheries, stakeholder involvement, remotely sensed data, data integration
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries management
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Hobday, AJ (Dr Alistair Hobday)
ID Code:119995
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:145
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-08-08
Last Modified:2017-09-15

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