Building Effective Fishery Ecosystem Plans Launch Event

Building Effective Fishery Ecosystem Plans Launch Event

This is the recording of the launch event for “Building Effective Fishery Ecosystem Plans,” a report by the Lenfest Fishery Ecosystem Task Force, which took place Nov. 15, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Co-chairs Dr. Tim Essington and Dr. Phil Levin of the University of Washington presented the Task Force’s vision for operationalizing ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM).

The recording follows this agenda:

BRIEF INTRODUCTION – Charlotte Hudson, Lenfest Ocean Program

PRESENTING THE RESULTS – (15 minutes) - Dr. Timothy Essington, University of Washington

PANEL DISCUSSION – (35 minutes)

  • Dr. Phil Levin, University of Washington and The Nature Conservancy
  • Dr. Richard Merrick, NOAA Fisheries
  • Dr. Michelle Duval, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Harvey Kitka, Chair of the Sitka Tribe's Herring Committee

You can read about the project and download copies of the report at