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Report of Working Group 19 on Ecosystem-based Management Science and its Application to the North Pacific

Summary This report provides a summary of the emerging consensus on indicators of marine ecosystems, and makes recommendations applicable to North Pacific waters of PICES interest. In addition, it attempts to take a broader view of indicators for EBM of marine systems rather than the narrower application to fisheries management (even though most research to […]


Managing Pacific salmon for ecosystem values: ecosystem indicators and the Wild Salmon Policy

Abstract Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy (WSP) was released in June 2005 with a goal to restore and maintain healthy and diverse salmon populations and their habitats. Strategy 3, Action Step 3.1 aims to include ecosystem values in decision-making by proposing “ecosystem indicators” to monitor the status of freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. The scientific basis for […]


DFO Wild Salmon Policy: ecosystem values and indicators workshop March 21 & 22, 2007, Vancouver, BC

Abstract Canada’s Policy for the Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (WSP) sets the framework for conserving wild Pacific salmon populations in BC and the Yukon. The WSP includes six strategies, the second and third of which are about habitat and ecosystem values and indicators. Consultations to date have provided strong support for taking an ecosystem […]


Advisory: implementing the habitat and ecosystem components of DFO’s Wild Salmon Policy

Abstract This advisory is intended to assist the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and their implementation partners in executing the habitat and ecosystem components of the Wild Salmon Policy. The challenge for the Minister in developing an appropriate habitat and ecosystem monitoring strategy for the Wild Salmon Policy is not in identifying the potential long […]