An ecosystem approach has been defined in various ways but mainly emphasizes a management regime that maintains
the health of the ecosystem alongside appropriate human uses of the environment, for the benefit of current and future
Ecosystem-based fisheries management takes into consideration the interconnections between fishing, fished species, humans, and the well-being of the larger marine environment.
An effort is under way to create a practical blueprint for EBFM and theme session B will include presentations on practical methods on how to incorporate trophic interactions, bycatch and technical interactions, habitat, environmental and oceanographic factors, human well-being and social and economic equity, trade-off analysis into management action or policy change.
This session has connections to groups that deal with fisheries, aquaculture, and environmental science and work that ranges from multispecies assessments to contaminants and their effects, from genetics and their application in management to the sustainability of mariculture.
Theme session A Advancement of stock assessment methods for sustainable fisheries
Theme session C Ecosystem monitoring in practice (Co-sponsored by PICES)