Inland fisheries managers are increasingly using Transboundary Fisheries Science as an interdisciplinary and holistic approach for understanding and managing ecosystems across larger scales according to a new article in this month's issue of Fisheries magazine.
The article notes that while inland fisheries managers traditionally work at small spatial scales with objectives that have a limited timeframe, there is a great need for a broader approach since reducing large-scale problems often requires data from multiple sources. Transboundary Fisheries Science provides that broader approach, allowing inland fisheries managers to define the problem, form long-term goals, and maintain progress.
The authors highlighted the important role Transboundary Fisheries Science will continue to play in inland fisheries management: "Because global demands on aquatic resources are likely to increase into the future, with the potential for disrupting the social-ecological linkages, we posit that Transboundary Fisheries Science will become increasingly necessary to address the growing challenges associated with managing inland fisheries at local and regional scales."
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