A Decision Analysis Framework for Integrated Management of American Eel

Tuesday, August 19, 2014: 1:30 PM
207 (Centre des congrès de Québec // Québec City Convention Centre)
Mitchell Feigenbaum , American Eel Sustainability Association, Norristown, PA
Brian Jessop , Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Retired, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS, Canada
I have chosen this topic to address the organizers’ interest in “the integrated inter-jurisdictional governance and effective conservation management of scattered stocks.”  Simply put, this document will use a flow chart, matrix or similar mechanism to identify in a logical sequence the major decision points facing managers in both the U.S. and Canada.  In the framework, I will endeavor to identify the widest variety of reasonable items in the manager’s toolkit. Specifically, I will outline the advantages and disadvantages of these different options in the context of range-wide stock status, individual ecosystem considerations, knowledge gaps, enforceability, socio-economic factors and legal/political feasibility.