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Webinar: Using Tools from Stock Assessment to Explore Management Strategies that Achieve Ecosystem Goals in the California Current

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Thursday, 01 September 2022, 3:00

Thursday, September 1, 2022. 3:00 PM. Webinar: Using Tools from Stock Assessment to Explore Management Strategies that Achieve Ecosystem Goals in the California Current. Kiva Oken, Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Sponsored by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service. More information here. Register here.

Abstract: Many of the models and statistical tools used in stock assessment are also more broadly relevant in the service of ecosystem-based fisheries management. In this talk, I will present several examples from the California Current of how we can use population modeling to explore different management strategies given direct trophic interactions between populations, interactions induced by fishing behavior, and interactions between populations and their environment. We can use lessons learned from these case studies to highlight opportunities and challenges for ecosystem-based fisheries management moving forward.

Keywords: ecosystem-based fisheries management, population modeling, California current

Bio(s): Kiva Oken is a stock assessment scientist at the NWFSC in Seattle and holds a PhD in quantitative ecology and resource management from the University of Washington. Previously, she was an assistant professor at UC Davis. Her research uses quantitative tools to understand ecological and socio-ecological processes that are relevant for the sustainable use and conservation of fisheries.

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