Human Dimensions of Management

East Coast Forum • May 9-10, 2012 • Beaufort, NC

Final Agenda  •  Final Summary

The purpose of the 2012 East Coast Forum was to foster a discussion about the effective and meaningful integration of socioeconomic information and considerations into the decision-making process.

Forum Objectives

  • Advance knowledge of social science disciplines, research methods, and data inputs; and enhance ability to interpret sociocultural and economic analyses, and impact assessments
  • Review the legal requirements and institutional history of social science in the Council process, including National Standard 8 and the role of fishing communities; and explore the processes through which social scientific information and data needs are identified and communicated between partners in the management process
  • Investigate the range of socioeconomic considerations, management decisions and questions for which sociocultural and economic analysis can support the decision-making process

  • Share perspectives on the meaningful integration of social scientific information into the decision-making process

Forum Resources

Keynote address

The importance of economics and social science in fisheries management
Alan Risenhoover, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, NOAA Fisheries
Presentation  •  Video

Social science research methods and key concepts

Scoping social science disciplines and methods
Lisa Campbell, Associate Professor of Marine Affairs and Policy, Duke University
Presentation  •  Video

Fishing communities in marine fisheries management
Susan Abbott-Jamieson, President, Abbott-Jamieson Consulting, Ltd.

Market and non-market value
Martin Smith, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics, Duke University
Presentation  •  Video

Fishery management, job satisfaction, and well-being
Richard Pollnac, Research Professor, Marine Affairs Department, University of Rhode Island
Presentation  •  Video

Fishery community vulnerability: Concepts and measurement
Lisa Colburn, Anthropologist, NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Presentation  •  Video

Social science and the fisheries management process

Portrait of a fishery
Linwood Pendleton, Director of Ocean and Coastal Policy, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
Presentation  •  Video

The role of the social sciences in U.S. marine fisheries management: The origins
Mike Orbach, Professor of the Practice of Marine Affairs and Policy, Duke University
Presentation  •  Video

Social science in the council process: Current policy directions and emerging applications
Mark Holliday, Director, NOAA Fisheries Office of Policy
Presentation  •  Video

Putting it all together: Economic and social performance and change in U.S. fisheries

NEFSC socioeconomic performance measures
Matthew McPherson, Social Sciences Branch Chief, NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Presentation  •  Video

The Recreational Saltwater Fisheries Action Agenda and improving socioeconomic information for recreational fisheries
Forbes Darby, National Recreational Fisheries Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries

Concepts, cultural values and subsistence fisheries
Mike Orbach, Professor of the Practice of Marine Affairs and Policy, Duke University