June 1, 2022
Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries Management are key to addressing the many different challenges we are currently facing, such as climate change, and balancing the needs of nature and society for a more sustainable future. Senior Scientist for Ecosystems at NOAA Fisheries, Jason Link, and Research Fishery Biologist with the Northeast IEA team, Sarah Gaichas, presented to a United Nations consultation.
NOAA's Integrated Ecosystem Assessment approach supports this effort. This approach facilitates the analysis of trade-offs between different stakeholder priorities, balancing social and ecological needs. It ensures that ecosystem-level measures remain stable, which could translate into better regulatory stability and business plans.