Date of Award

11-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

Joshua Eastin

Subjects

Fishery management, Wildlife conservation, Ecosystem management, Marine resources -- Management

DOI

10.15760/honors.338

Abstract

This thesis provides an overview of fishery management policy types and attempts to determine best practices for biological sustainability in terms of species preservation and biomass recovery. Key concepts include biological sustainability, regulatory forces, and fishery management and output trends. The research question investigated is: what are the best policy practices for regulating marine fishery health and biological stability? The research process of this paper included a review of prior literature in the field of marine policy and fishery management, as well as the use of United States data from the Pacific and Atlantic coasts to evaluate management strategies. Based on both the literature review and the results of the data from Pacific and Atlantic Fisheries, the best management structure appears to be the co-management approach while the best management methodologies involve ecosystem protections and quotas.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Political Science With minors in International Studies and Sustainability.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18717

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