EcoCast: A dynamic ocean management tool to reduce bycatch and support sustainable fisheries

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For the week of 12 August 2019

Please join us Thursday, October 31, 1 pm US EDT/10 am PDT/5 pm UTC for a webinar on EcoCast: A dynamic ocean management tool to reduce bycatch and support sustainable fisheries with Elliott Hazen and Heather Welch of NOAA and the University of California Santa Cruz.

Description: Dynamic ocean management (DOM) is emerging as a solution to the challenge of spatially managing species and human activities that are dynamic in space and time. DOM strategies use real-time data on environmental conditions to design management boundaries that rapidly adjust in response to the shifting nature of the ocean and its biodiversity. This webinar introduces the fisheries sustainability tool EcoCast and explores the process of building, validating, operationalizing, maintaining, and forecasting with a dynamic ocean management tool. Join this webinar to learn about some of the challenges, solutions, and considerations of applied dynamic ocean management.

Co-sponsors: OCTO (OpenChannels, The Skimmer, MPA News) and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe)

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2 new Conferences and 1 new Podcast this week

5 new Grants this week

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36 new Literature items this week

  • Marine Policy has released, The deep sea: The new frontier for ecological restoration ($35.95). (
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has published, Challenges to natural and human communities from surprising ocean temperatures (Freely Available). (
  • Marine Policy has published, Access and institutions in a small-scale octopus fishery: A gendered perspective (35.95). (
  • See the rest HERE

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