Ecosystem-based management

Strands of kelp sway in a blue ocean with a school of fish, possibly anchovies, in the background

Ecosystem-based management

The Fishery Ecosystem Plan is different from the Council’s four fishery management plans. It is not a framework for directly regulating fisheries. Instead, it helps the Council incorporate ecosystem science into its fishery management decisions. The way the Council does this is through initiatives stemming from the Ecosystem Plan. Through an initiative the Council focuses on a specific ecosystem topic and considers how an issue affects the fisheries it manages. Periodically the Council has the chance to update its list of candidate initiative and may embark on a new initiative .

Upcoming Council Meeting

Mar 3–9, 2020

Rohnert Park, CA

DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma One Doubletree Drive Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Phone: 707-584-5466



Kit Dahl