Publications 2018-07-24T18:55:21+00:00

Fisheries Forum Publications

This section includes regional reports, discussion documents, and summaries developed in support of the forums. The purpose of these documents is to capture regional innovations and approaches, themes of forum discussions, and additional information and research that can continue to inform dialogue around forum topics. Please note that the format, length, level of detail, and information included varies by forum topic.

Short forum summaries from earlier forums can be accessed from forum pages.

2017. Managing Fisheries in a Changing Environment
Summary and discussion of themes from the 2017 Forum, May 1-2, 2017, Monterey, CA

2016. Building capacity for risk-based management and management strategy evaluation in U.S. federal fisheries
Summary and discussion of themes from the 2015 East Coast Forum, May 7-8, 2015, Beaufort, NC.

2015. Collaborating to advance research and management: Considerations and lessons learned from co-management and cooperative research
Summary and discussion of themes from the 2014 West Coast Forum, September 3-4, 2014, Coronado, CA. 

2014. Identifying, communicating, and managing for recreational objectives
Summary and discussion of themes from the 2014 East Coast Forum, May 5-6, 2014, Beaufort NC.

2013. Responsive and adaptive management strategies
Summary and discussion of themes from the 2013 West Coast Forum, November 14-15, 2013, Monterey, CA. 

2013. Responsiveness in the federal fisheries management process: Use of the continuing and contingency fishery management mechanisms across the regional fishery management councils
Report prepared in support of the 2013 West Coast Forum on adaptive management, November 14-15, 2013, Monterey, CA

2013. Habitat considerations
Summary and discussion of themes from the 2013 East Coast Forum, June 27-28, 2013, Annapolis, MD

2012. National Standard 1 and Optimum Yield
Summary and discussion of themes from the 2012 West Coast Forum, September 4-5, 2012, Monterey, CA

2012. Socioeconomic considerations and human dimensions of fishery management
Summary and discussion of themes from the 2012 East Coast Forum, May 9-10, 2012

2012. Risk policy and managing for uncertainty across the regional fishery management councils
Report prepared in support of the New England Risk Policy Workshop, March 20-21, 2013, Salem, MA

2011. The Role of the regional fishery management councils in multi-sector spatial planning: Exploring existing tools and future opportunities
Report prepared in support of the 2011 West Coast Forum, September 21-22, 2011, Palo Alto, CA.

2010. Allocation across the regional fishery management councils
Report prepared in support of the 2010 West Coast Forum, September 20-21, 2010.

This section includes reports, discussion documents, summaries, and other information products developed by (or with substantial input from) the Fisheries Forum and published by our collaborators.

2018. Coming soon: North Pacific Fishery Management Council Ecosystem Research Workshop Summary.
Summary of discussions from the NPFMC Ecosystem Research Workshop, February 7, 2018, Seattle, WA.

2018. Perspectives on the New England Fishery Management Council Process.
Stakeholder inputManagement and scientific community input
Summaries prepared in support of the New England Fishery Management Council Program Review.

2017. Lederhouse, T., T. Marshak, L. Latchford, R. Peters, and K. Latanich. 2017. Report from the National Essential Fish Habitat Summit. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OHC-3, 44 p. from the National Essential Fish Habitat Summit

2016. Pacific Groundfish Quota Program Workshop: Summary of Workshop Themes
Summary of discussions from the Pacific Groundfish Quota Program Workshop, February 16-18, 2016, Portland, OR.

2016. Regional Essential Fish Habitat Profiles
Regional profiles prepared for the National Essential Fish Habitat Summit, May 16-18, 2016, Annapolis, MD.

2015. Impacts to fish habitat from anthropogenic activities
Background documents prepared for the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council.
Mid-Atlantic Council Habitat Page

2015. Regional use of the Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC) Designation
Research report prepared for the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

2015. Development of Revised Goals and Objectives for Summer Flounder Management
Synthesis document prepared to support at the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s December 2015 meeting

2014. Workshop Report: East Coast Climate Change and Fisheries Governance Workshop
Summary of discussions from the East Coast Climate Change and Fisheries Governance Workshop, March 19-21, 2014, Washington, DC.

2013. Squid Management Workshop Summary
Summary of discussions from the Mid-Atlantic Squid Management Workshop, January 15-17, 2013 in Riverhead, NY.

2013. New England Risk Policy Workshop Summary
Summary of discussions from the New England Risk Policy Workshop, March 20-21, 2013.

2013. Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 Conference Proceedings: Session 2 – Advancing Ecosystem-Based Decision-Making
Summary of themes and findings from sessions organized and facilitated by Fisheries Forum staff.

2011. Workshop Summary: Exploring Tools for Managing Data Poor Stocks
Summary of discussions from the Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s data-poor fishery management workshop, February 23-24, 2011, San Juan, PR.

2011. Engaging the Recreational Community in the Council Management Process
Summary from the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Recreational Focus Group, December 2-3, 2011, Baltimore, MD.

2010. Mid-Atlantic Catch Shares Workshop Summary
Summary of discussions from the Mid-Atlantic Catch Shares Workshop, March 16-18, 2010, Williamsburg, VA.

2010. New England Catch Shares Workshop Summary
Summary of discussions from the New England Catch Shares Workshop, October 20-21, 2009.