East Coast Forum

Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management

May 12-13, 2009 • Beaufort, NC

Final AgendaFinal Summary

The 2009 East Coast Forum focused on the practical applications of ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM). Forum presentations and discussions explored the incorporation of ecosystem considerations into setting annual specifications, the role of councils in protected species management, and opportunities for council members to build negotiation and consensus-building skills.