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Fishing for resilience

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

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DOI: 10.1080/00028487.2014.880735

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Abstract

Management approaches that focus on social–ecological systems—systems comprised of ecosystems, landscapes, and humans—are needed to secure the sustainability of inland recreational fisheries without jeopardizing the integrity of the underlying social and ecological components. Resilience management can be useful because it focuses on providing recreational capacity for fishermen under a variety of conditions while assuring that the social–ecological system is not pushed to a critical threshold that would result in a new, undesired system regime. Resilience management is based on a system perspective that accounts for the possible regimes a system could manifest. It aims to enhance system properties that allow continued maintenance of the system in a desired regime in which multiple goods and services, including recreational capacity, are provided. In this forum paper, we provide an overview of the potential of a resilience approach to the management of recreational fisheries and highlight the scientific and administrative challenges to its successful implementation.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Fishing for resilience
Series title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
DOI:
10.1080/00028487.2014.880735
Volume
143
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s):
Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Description:
12 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
First page:
467
Last page:
478