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Restoring and Managing Gulf of Mexico Fisheries: A Path Toward Creative Decision-Making
CARRIGER, J. AND W. H. BENSON. Restoring and Managing Gulf of Mexico Fisheries: A Path Toward Creative Decision-Making. Chapter 13, Estuaries, Classification, Ecology, and Human Impacts. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, Hauppauge, NY, , 291-334, (2012).
This chapter introduces decision analysis concepts with examples for managing fisheries. Decision analytic methods provide useful tools for structuring environmental management problems and separating technical judgments from preference judgments to better weigh the prospects from decisions. First, an introduction to decision analysis methods will be given. To illustrate the concepts, a decision context of restoring and sustaining fisheries for the Natural Resource Damage Assessment process after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is investigated and objectives derived. The fundamental objectives, measures for the achievement of fundamental objectives, and the means to achieve the fundamental objectives are selected. Additional topics important to decisions such as weighing trade-offs with decision-makers or stakeholders, considering uncertainty, and the value of information for monitoring data and other information that can assist in making a decision also are introduced and discussed. The decision analysis field offers tools that can integrate ecological and socioeconomic research to better understand problems and create improved opportunities. The processes described in this chapter might be useful ones for assessing restoration and recovery tasks as well as for providing more rigorous understanding of the opportunities available to better manage fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.
Introduce decision analysis concepts with examples for managing fisheries.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB
GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION
BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS AND POPULATION RESPONSE BRANCH