Ecosystem-based management

Ecosystem-based management

The Fishery Ecosystem Plan helps the Council incorporate ecosystem science into its fishery management decisions. Unlike the Council’s four other fishery management plans, it is not focused on directly regulating fisheries. Instead, it focuses on “initiatives” that focus on specific ecosystem topics and how they affect managed fisheries. Recent initiatives include protection of unfished forage fish, ecosystem indicators, and the effects of climate change on fishing communities.

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

Upcoming Council Meeting

March Council meeting

Mar 5–11, 2024

Fresno, CA

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Fresno Convention Center 2233 Ventura Street - Fresno, CA 93721 Phone: 714-750-1234

Kelp forest


Kit Dahl