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Implementing Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management: lessons from Chile's experience

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Porobic, J and Fulton, EA and Frusher, S and Parada, C and Haward, M and Ernst, B and Stram, D, Implementing Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management: lessons from Chile's experience, Marine Policy, 97 pp. 82-90. ISSN 0308-597X (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2018.08.037

Abstract

The Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management (EBFM) paradigm has been incorporated in the new Chilean Fisheries Act, requiring Chile to transition into EBFM. Chile is a major fishing nation and has substantial industrial and artisanal eets that provide signi cant social and economic bene ts to Chile and its coastal fl fi fi communities. With Chile facing global challenges, such as food security and climate change, transitioning to EBFM is seen as a mechanism for improved management of Chile's marine resources. Using Chile as an example to review coherence, strategies and implication of policies for transitioning toward EBFM. In Chile, the implementation of EBFM, in general, appears to be making progress and should be able to be applied for all fisheries (and aquaculture). Despite positive outcomes, there are weaknesses that can harm the successful implementation of EBFM. Changes such as management councils and scientific committees structured around ecosystems rather than single species, the engagement of broader types of stakeholders, and the use of appropriate reference points are necessary for a strong implementation of EBFM. Incorporating these modifications under the current management framework would enable Chile to improve its implementation of EBFM and prepare its fisheries to address future management challenges under scenarios of change.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management, Chile, policy coherence, EBFM, EAF, small-scale fisheries, policy coherence, fisheries policy, Chilean ecosystems
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Policy and Administration
Research Field:Public Policy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Porobic, J (Mr Javier Porobic)
Author:Fulton, EA (Dr Elizabeth Fulton)
Author:Frusher, S (Professor Stewart Frusher)
Author:Haward, M (Professor Marcus Haward)
ID Code:128236
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2018-09-11
Last Modified:2018-09-11
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