Fisheries resources in Oregon have been the focus of a public policy and management controversy for the last
several years. As changes in fisheries resources management and policy decisions continue to be occur, the two
communities that are directly involved - the fishery management community and the fishing family business community -
will continue to interface with each other. Recognizing the interdependence of these two communities is becoming more
and more important. Equally important will be the recognition of how communication at the interface can help to lessen
tension and negative impacts. This paper discusses an innovative outreach project and the lessons learned regarding small
steps in communication that can help both fishing communities and the fishery management community in their struggles
to cope with changes in fishery management.
Conway, F.D.L. Changes & Fishery Management: Impacts, Communication, and Fishing Communities. In: Microbehavior and Macroresults:Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute ofFisheries Economics and Trade, July 10-14, 2000, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.Compiled by Richard S. Johnston and Ann L. Shriver. InternationalInstitute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2001.