Forging New Perspectives in Fisheries Science and Management

Author(s):

Abigail J. Lynch

Journal or Book Title: Fisheries

Keywords: Fenske Fellowship; fisheries management; climate change

Volume/Issue: 36(7)

Page Number(s): 353-354

Year Published: 2011

Abstract:

Climate change is often the subject of scathing headlines and vicious debates, and is unquestionably a highly politicized topic. As a result, discussion of climate management and its relationship to fisheries and aquatic ecosystems is a contentious topic that can often be overwhelming, particularly for a graduate student. When I began my doctoral research at Michigan State University (MSU) on climate change effects to Great Lakes fisheries, the concept of fisheries management was also still quite theoretical and foreign to my way of thinking. I understood that fisheries science could be used to inform and design conservation objectives; but how fisheries management achieved those objectives was a large, black box to me. It remained that way for me until I became the 2009-2010 Janice Lee Fenske Excellence in Fisheries Management Fellow.

DOI: 10.1080/03632415.2011.599696

Type of Publication: Journal Article

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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