Report of the MAFAC Coastal Resilience Working Group
Finalized November 2017 NOAA plays a significant leadership role in enhancing the resilience of America's coastal communities to change.
Finalized November 2017
NOAA plays a significant leadership role in enhancing the resilience of America’s coastal communities to change. However, MAFAC was asked to provide advice on how NOAA Fisheries could better meet fishing community resilience needs, with respect to resources, habitat, and socio-economic resiliency – from the direct perspective of communities and stakeholders. MAFAC created an ad-hoc Resilience Working Group to examine habitat, aquaculture, community socio-economic issues, fishery management processes, and how NOAA communicates forecasts and information that communities and stakeholders need. The final reports provides an executive summary with recommendations to guide overall policy to achieve resiliency goals, and includes five stand-alone reports on specific topics and a set of detailed comments on a programmatic strategic plan.
Click below to learn more about and access the various sections of the report:
- Executive Summary (PDF, 12 pages)
- Appendix A: Comments on the NOAA Fisheries Service Habitat Enterprise Strategic Plan for 2016 to 2020
- Appendix B: Aquaculture-based tools to enhance fisheries resiliency during climate change
- Appendix C: Best approaches and future needs to prepare fishing communities and fishing-dependent sectors for the impacts of climate change
- Appendix D. Climate Communications Report
- Appendix E: Examples of Fisheries Management Framework/Inseason Management Actions that allow a more nimble response to changes in fisheries
- Appendix F: Data to Support Adaptive Management