Best Practices for High Seas Fisheries Management: Lessons Learned.
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Mooney-Seus, Marjorie L.
Rosenberg, Andrew A.
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• Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM), used in concert with the Precautionary Approach (PA), shows promise for improving management of marine resources on the high seas. • An examination of the approaches, operational benchmarks (process, methodology or reference points) and best practices of 12 Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), all with direct regulatory authority, provides insight into guidelines for more effective high seas management through the adoption of EBM and PA. • Best practices include an overarching mandate with a broader ecosystem focus, precautionary principles and the use of the best available science in management decisions as well as precautionary decision rules, a comprehensive research programme and effective enforcement. • While RFMOs have made progress in identifying EBM and PA management measures, implementation has been slow. In order for there to be meaningful improvement in high seas ocean governance, new means for effectively de.....
Series;NrEEDP BP ;07/03
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
Manual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
ISBN978 1 86203 188 3
CitationMooney-Seus, M.L. and Rosenberg, A.L (2007) Best Practices for High Seas Fisheries Management: Lessons Learned. London, UK, Chatham House, 8pp. (EEDP BP 07/03) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-957