The ACOM Chair was invited to speak about the role of the science-policy interface in implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM).
Dickey-Collas said that where relevant, science should account for fisheries in a dynamic social-ecological system, and stated that monitoring, data collection and tool development for EAFM should be inclusive and transparent. He pointed out that scientists may have to deal with a plurality of management objectives, and recommended creating frameworks that maintain trust and credibility in the knowledge creation system.
The discussion panel was part of the fifteenth round of informal consultations of the review of the UN Agreement on the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, and focused on the implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management.
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