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Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management by Region

NOAA strives to adopt an ecosystem-based approach throughout its broad ocean and coastal stewardship, science, and service programs. The goal of ecosystem-based management is to maintain ecosystems in a healthy, productive, and resilient condition.

Fisheries in the Northwest Atlantic
Large Marine Ecosystem

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Fisheries in the California
Current Ecosystem

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Pacific Islands Marine Ecosystem

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Alaska Marine Ecosystems

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Gulf of Mexico Marine Ecosystems

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Understanding Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management

Ecosystem-based fisheries management is a holistic approach that recognizes all the interactions within an ecosystem rather than considering a single species or issue in isolation.


Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on July 23, 2020