Employ adaptive management methods to achieve long-term goals
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Adaptive management is an approach to natural resource management that deals with uncertainty about the impacts of actions/decisions or policy choices (Walters 2007). It seeks to continually improve management strategies in response to new information and measured changes (e.g. in climate or population). However, adaptive management methods are often based on predicted outcomes, for example using Management Strategy Evaluation (Edwards & Dankel 2016) and therefore not including in the evidence here. Employing adaptive management in fisheries may help prevent over-fishing or restore depleted populations.
Walters C.J. (2007) Is Adaptive Management Helping to Solve Fisheries Problems? Ambio, 36, 304-307.
Edwards C.T.T. & Dankel D.J. (eds) (2016) Management Science in Fisheries: An introduction to simulation-based methods, pp 480.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Marine Fish Conservation