The role of scale within an Ecosystem Approach to fisheries management: Policy and practice in Southeast Asian seas

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Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: In Press
Authors: Robert Pomeroy, Len Garces, Michael Pido, John Parks, Geronimo Silvestre
Journal title: Marine Policy
Pages: 103531
ISSN: 0308597X

Primary considerations for adopting an ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM) as a management approach will involve an expanded scope of fisheries management over conventional approaches; specifically, EAFM will involve a broader scale of management. Development of a sub-regional EAFM plan can complement local, national, and regional fisheries management priorities, as well as help to catalyze management action at multiple levels that may not otherwise occur. A sub-regional EAFM policy planning approach has been undertaken for the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape (SSS), a sub-region of Southeast Asia. This sub-regional policy planning approach illustrates how “scaling up” EAFM can support relevant international, regional, and other sub-regional fisheries management plans and environmental initiatives, while “scaling down” EAF can support relevant national, provincial/state, and local fisheries management plans in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

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