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New comprehensive approach in inland fisheries management

Date:
September 14, 2016
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Taylor & Francis
Summary:
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.
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The Brook Trout: a transboundary species.
Credit: Tyler Wagner, USGS

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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Journal Reference:

  1. Stephen R. Midway, Tyler Wagner, Joseph D. Zydlewski, Brian J. Irwin, Craig P. Paukert. Transboundary Fisheries Science: Meeting the Challenges of Inland Fisheries Management in the 21st Century. Fisheries, 2016; 41 (9): 536 DOI: 10.1080/03632415.2016.1208090

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