[Coral-List] Call for abstract, IRCS Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management session

Supin Wongbusarakum - NOAA Affiliate supin.wongbusarakum at noaa.gov
Wed Dec 16 14:37:02 EST 2015

Aloha friends and colleagues,

My apology for cross-postings.

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts for a presentation for *Session
61 “Ecosystem Based Management of Coral Reef Fisheries*” at the *13th
International Coral Reef Symposium* <http://sgmeet.com/icrs2016/default.asp>
: *“Bridging Science to Policy” * Hawaii Convention Center, *June 19-24,
2016*. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The session is listed under the “Management”
category at:

The presentation should be planned for a maximum length of 12 minutes and
should focus on sharing experiences and lessons on how an Ecosystem
Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) or Ecosystem Based Fisheries
Management (EBFM) has been implemented in managing coral reef fisheries,
including opportunities and challenges at the sites or countries you have
worked with.

*Abstract Deadline*: 15 January 2016

*On line link for abstract submission:*

*Submission overview, abstract guide amnd more information:*


*Session description:*

An Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) or Ecosystem Based
Fisheries Management (EBFM) is a more holistic approach to resource
management that strives to balance ecological health and human well-being
through good governance. It recognizes linkages among fisheries, other
sectors, supporting habitats such as coral reefs, and wider ecosystems, and
has been endorsed by fisheries management authorities in the many
countries. EAFM is based on the principles of: recognizing the multiple
objectives of different stakeholder groups; the importance of collaboration
and appropriate scales; adaptive management; and precautionary approaches
based on best available science. The proposed session brings EAFM theorists
and practitioners from different parts of the world to share lessons and
knowledge regarding establishing and implementing an EAFM at local,
national and international levels. It also highlights how EAFM integrates
biophysical and social sciences in fisheries governance and policy-making
on coastal and marine resources. Discussion will critically investigate the
practical benefits and challenges of an EAFM as an alternative to fishery
management approaches that focus on target stocks and species in isolation
from their supporting ecosystems and from sustainable development.

*Session format:*

The total session time will be 90 minutes. The session format will combine
talks (first 65 minutes) with facilitated panel discussion (last 25

If you know of anyone who might be interested in presenting and attending
the session, please feel free to pass it along.  If you have any questions,
please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to your submissions.

Thank you,

Session 61 organizers

*Supin Wongbusarakum, NOAA, Coral Reef Ecosystem Program, Pacific Islands
Fisheries Science Center, USA *

*Jason Link, NOAA Ecosystem Management, USA*

*Robert Pomeroy, University of Connecticut, Sea Grant, USA*

*Luky Adrianto, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia*

*Supin Wongbusarakum, Ph.D.*

*Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research*

*University of **Hawai'i at Mānoa*

*Program Manager, Coral Reef Ecosystem Program*

*Ecosystem Sciences Division*

*Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center*

*National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration*

*1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176*

*Honolulu, Hawaii 96818 *

*supin.wongbusarakum at noaa.gov* <supin.wongbusarakum at noaa.gov>

*(1) (808) 725 5487*

*http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/* <http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/>

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