Grand challenges in the management and conservation of North American inland fishes and fisheries

Fisheries
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Abstract

Even with long-standing management and extensive science support, North American inland fish and fisheries still face many conservation and management challenges. We used a grand challenges approach to identify critical roadblocks that if removed would help solve important problems in the management and long-term conservation of North American inland fish and fisheries. We identified seven grand challenges within three themes (valuation, governance, and externalities) and 34 research needs and management actions. The major themes identified are to (1) raise awareness of diverse values associated with inland fish and fisheries, (2) govern inland fish and fisheries to satisfy multiple use and conservation objectives, and (3) ensure productive inland fisheries given nonfishing sector externalities. Addressing these grand challenges will help the broader community understand the diverse values of inland fish and fisheries, promote open forums for engagement of diverse stakeholders in fisheries management, and better integrate the inland fish sector into the greater water and land use policy process.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Grand challenges in the management and conservation of North American inland fishes and fisheries
Series title Fisheries
DOI 10.1080/03632415.2017.1259945
Volume 42
Issue 2
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher American Fisheries Society
Publisher location Bethesda, MD
Contributing office(s) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, National Climate Adaptation Science Center
Description 11 p.
First page 115
Last page 124
Other Geospatial North America