Species Interactions Workshop

Monday, June 8, 2015

Virginia Beach, VA


The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) recently articulated objectives relative to the future management of the living marine resources under its management authority in its Strategic Plan. Foremost among these objectives is the need to advance ecosystem approaches to fisheries management in the Mid-Atlantic by moving beyond single species assessment and management models through the development and implementation of multi-species models which incorporate environmental drivers and species interactions into stock assessments and fisheries management. This workshop reviewed existing single species approaches and explored alternative pathways to incorporating species and fisheries interactions into the Council’s fishery management policies and programs as part of its Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management.


Audio Recordings