Research Review of Collaborative Ecosystem-Based Management in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem
Abstract:The welfare of the marine environment is threatened worldwide. In order to maintain ecosystem services management must shift from single sector to ecosystem approaches. To support this transition in marine management, this article reviews collaborative ecosystem-based management in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME), through an overview and comparison of three collaborations on the United States West Coast of California, Oregon, and Washington. The achievements of these collaborations are demonstrated. Networking and extending collaboration throughout the entire region is shown to be essential for environmental conservation and sustainable development in the CCLME.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Publication date: October 1, 2008