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Advancing an Ecosystem Approach in the Gulf of Maine

Robert L. Stephenson, John H. Annala, Jeffrey A. Runge, Madeleine Hall-Arber
415 pp.
MITSG 12-36

The Gulf of Maine (GOM) is arguably one of the best studied marine ecosystems in the world. Interest in its physical environment, fisheries, and Canada/USA boundary have resulted in considerable research attention for more than a century. The GOM is also highly managed by two nations with a commitment to implementing an ecosystem approach to management.

The papers in this book review the management and policy tools and approaches required to implement integrated policy and management in the GOM; synthesize the current ecological and oceanographic understanding of the GOM, and the social, economic, and cultural interactions within the Gulf; assess anthropogenic and external influences on the Gulf ecosystem; and examine the science required to observe and predict changes in the GOM ecosystem, along with strategies to implement an ecosystem approach to management.

type: Books

Parent Project

Project No.: 2010-A/A-3
Title: Marine Social Sciences