A Practitioner’s Handbook for Fisheries Social Impact Assessment.
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Clay, Patricia M.
Colburn, Lisa L.
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As United States fisheries managers develop and modify fisheries management plans that set catch limits for the Nation’s commercially important fish stocks, the importance of including and weighing the social impacts associated with changes in management has gained increasing attention. In recognition of the potential for social impacts, social impact assessments have been made a requirement of the overall environmental impact assessment process under the National Environmental Policy Act. To date, there has not been a standardized way of conducting and presenting a fisheries social impact assessment (SIA). In addition, there is a need for a template that incorporates existing data streams and identifies potential new sources of information while being applicable to a wide range of fisheries management decisions. The objective of this Handbook is to provide technical advice for NOAA Fisheries and fishery management councils to streamline the SIA process while fully capturing relevant s.....
PublisherNOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Series;NrNOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/SPO;212
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.4
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)N/A
CitationClay, Patricia M. and Colburn. Lisa L. (2020) A Practitioner’s Handbook for Fisheries Social Impact Assessment. Seattle, WA, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, 80pp. (NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/SPO-212). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1637
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