West Coast Forum • September 20-21, 2010 • Monterey, CA

Final Agenda  •  Final Summary

Regional Allocation Report

The purpose of the 2010 West Coast Forum was to explore the goals, criteria, formulas, tools, and strategies used to guide and support allocation decisions.

Forum Objectives

  • Identify and clarify potential goals and objectives of fishery allocation decisions, and facilitate understanding of how the allocation process can be used to achieve fishery management objectives

  • Explore possible criteria and formulas for making allocation decisions that flow from specified goals and objectives

  • Enhance understanding of the different analytical tools available to help managers understand the potential outcomes of different allocation schemes and to identify strategies that are consistent with the managers’ goals

  • Help fishery managers navigate difficult conversations and reconcile diverse viewpoints by developing conflict resolution and consensus-building skills

Forum Resources (Days 1 and 2)

Keynote presentation

The challenge of allocation: Lessons from the allocation of non-fishery resources
Buzz Thompson, Director, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

Developing allocation frameworks

Fisheries in Mexico: Rethinking research and policy
Miguel Cisneros, Director in Chief, National Fisheries Institute, Mexico

Can principles defuse allocation fights between commercial and recreational fishermen?
Julie Morris, former member, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

Navigating inter-sector allocations

Commercial-recreational allocation practice in Canadian fisheries
Gordon Gislason, President, Gislason and Associates

Forty years of Australian experience with tradable access management and the evolution of allocation processes
Jeremy Prince, Independent Consultant

Identifying allocation goals and objectives

Allocation and community dependence: The Bering Sea crab example
Steve Minor, Executive Director, North Pacific Crab Association

Sector allocation in New England’s groundfish fishery
Eric Brazer, Sector Manager, Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen’s Association

Allocation as a conservation tool
Bill Orr, President, Alaska Seafood Cooperative

Allocation tools

Social effects of allocation
Madeline Hall-Arber, Marine Anthropologist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Information and analysis in support of fisheries allocation decisions
Gordon Gislason, President, Gislason and Associates

Striking the balance: Using the Marine InVEST tool to evaluate tradeoffs between multiple marine ecosystem services
Jodie Toft, Postdoctoral Scientist, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University