Lunch & Learn - EM3C: Alphanumeric Soup
Pack a lunch and join MCCF's Paul Anderson and Dr. Carla Guenther for a FREE discussion as they talk about a new program - EM3C.
An ecosystem based approach to fisheries management is a compelling academic idea, and one that has become mandated for federally managed fisheries. Putting concept to action, or transitioning from single species to ecosystem management, proves to be challenging. It is fraught with complexity if we try to manage everything in the ecosystem, or so simplified regulators run the risk of overfishing resources we’ve worked hard to understand and manage well. In a fishery dependent economy that is dependent on a single species, we must ask what else is out there. Climate change brings considerable change to eastern Maine’s fisheries. What could an ecosystem approach to fisheries science and management look like in the Gulf of Maine?