Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
West Coast Forum • September 21-22, 2011 • Palo Alto, CA
The 2011 West Coast Forum explored the topic of coastal and marine spatial planning, and the potential role for councils in multi-sector spatial planning.
- Clarify challenges and opportunities in the current management framework to facilitate a greater understanding of the impetus behind coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP)
Enhance awareness of the scientific and governance principles, characteristics and goals of CMSP
- Explore how the fisheries sector and in particular, the regional fishery management councils can contribute to and benefit from CMSP
- Identify current management tools and means by which fishery managers may engage constructively in multi-sector spatial planning with or without a formal framework for CMSP