Ecosystem-based management

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 .

Current Council Meeting

Nov 14–20, 2019

Costa Mesa, CA

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa 3050 Bristol StreetCosta Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: 714-540-7000


Kit Dahl