November 10-14, 2019
Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida
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Photo credits: Left - Conor Goulding/Mote Marine Laboratory; Right - Miguel Montalvo/Mote Marine Laboratory
Scientific program summary
The pressure on many exploited species for nutrition and recreation continues to increase in concert with demand for responsible and sustainable harvests. Contemporary fisheries management requires continual innovation and adaptation to meet these demands.
Stock enhancement, sea ranching and restocking (aquaculture-based enhancement) are fisheries management strategies involving the use of aquaculture technologies to restore or enhance fisheries. After more than a century of development, these strategies have transitioned into tools commonly used to manage exploited or threatened populations of marine, estuarine and freshwater species.
Contemporary fisheries management also includes habitat-based strategies that are broadly aimed at enhancing fisheries productivity, including habitat rehabilitation and restoration, and artificial reef deployment.
While it is clear that increases in fisheries productivity are desired in many cases to meet growing demand, the measures employed must be responsible, effective, opportune, socially acceptable, and economically and ecologically sustainable over the long term. Changing environmental pressures acting at a global scale and the degraded state of many coastal ecosystems creates additional challenges.
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