Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management

East Coast Forum • May 12-13, 2009 • Beaufort, NC

Final Agenda  •  Final 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.