Reconciling marine conservation and fisheries management presents many challenges. This short commentary discusses a selection of key concepts, by framing them into a unifying context. Starting from the managerial challenges, we consider the goal of executive decisions, and the tools needed to implement them, and monitor their progress.
So, what do we base these decisions on?
What is the goal of managing the marine environment and the fisheries,
and which attributes and objectives can we use to achieve that goal?