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Implementing Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management: lessons from Chile's experience

Porobic, J, Fulton, EA, Frusher, S ORCID: 0000-0003-2493-3676, Parada, C, Haward, M ORCID: 0000-0003-4775-0864, Ernst, B and Stram, D 2018 , 'Implementing Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management: lessons from Chile's experience' , Marine Policy, vol. 97 , pp. 82-90 , doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.08.037.

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Abstract

The Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management (EBFM) paradigm has been incorporated in the new ChileanFisheriesAct, requiring Chile to transition intoEBFM. Chile is a majorfishing nation and has substantial industrialand artisanal eets that provide signi cant social and economic bene ts to Chile and its coastalfl fi fi communities.With Chile facing global challenges, such as foodsecurity and climate change, transitioning to EBFM isseen as a mechanism for improved management of Chile's marine resources. UsingChile as an example to reviewcoherence, strategies and implication of policiesfor transitioning toward EBFM. In Chile, the implementation ofEBFM, in general, appearstobe making progress and should be abletobe applied for all fisheries (and aquaculture).Despite positive outcomes, there are weaknesses that can harm the successful implementation of EBFM.Changes such as management councils and scientific committees structured around ecosystems rather thansingle species, the engagement of broader types of stakeholders, and theuse of appropriate reference points arenecessary for a strong implementation of EBFM. Incorporating these modifications under the current managementframework would enable Chile to improve its implementation of EBFM and prepare its fisheries to addressfuture management challenges under scenarios of change.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Porobic, J and Fulton, EA and Frusher, S and Parada, C and Haward, M and Ernst, B and Stram, D
Keywords: Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management, Chile, policy coherence, EBFM, EAF, small-scale fisheries, policy coherence, fisheries policy, Chilean ecosystems
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Policy
Publisher: Elsevier Sci Ltd
ISSN: 0308-597X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.08.037
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Copyright 2018 Elsevier Ltd.

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