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Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Efforts in the United States and Beyond: An Introduction to this Special Session

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  • This talk will introduce this special session on coastal and marine spatial planning (MSP). An overview of how MSP is interpreted and implemented in the United States at different geographic scales will be discussed. An emphasis on data and research needs will be given as well as context for the five case studies in this session. These case studies vary in spatial scale from region-wide (i.e., Marine Protected Area values relative to size and use types; the effect of salmon closures on fishing behavior), to the state level (i.e., lessons learned from Washington’s ongoing MSP process; evaluating species abundance in and around California’s network of MPAs), and to the community level (i.e., measuring and mitigating tourism impacts on sea lions in La Paz, Mexico). One goal of this session was to assemble researchers and practitioners with a range of expertise in disciplines from resource economics, fisheries and marine mammal biology, and coastal and marine policy. These experts will share examples of their research and/or management experiences from the West Coast of the United States and Baja California Sur, Mexico towards identifying and providing MSP-relevant data and analytical products.
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  • NAAFE Forum 2017 Proceedings, March 22-24, 2017. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver with assistance from Stefani Evers. North American Association of Fisheries Economists (NAAFE), Corvallis, 2017.
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