The Role of Objectives in Fisheries Management

  • Richard J. Marasco
  • Mare L. Miller
  • Daniel D. Huppert
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 28)


This paper arises from the notion that fisheries management objectives as required by the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 are hetter regarded as outcomes of, rather than original stimuli to, fishery plan development. A first section identifies components of fisheries which are amenable to scientific inquiry. A second section examines how Regional Fishery Management Councils make decisions under the condition of limited rationality. A third section suggests how the pluralistic scientific community might organize efforts to inform Councils. A final section remarks how fisheries management is shaped by both the scientific ethic and the ideals associated with representative government.


Fishery Management Fishery Science Council Member Ethical Commitment Fishery Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Marasco
    • 1
  • Mare L. Miller
    • 2
  • Daniel D. Huppert
    • 3
  1. 1.Northwest and Alaska Fisheries CenterNational Marine Fisheries Service,National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Marine Studies, College of Ocean and Fishery SeiencesUniversity of WashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Southwest Fisheries CenterLa JollaUSA

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