Oceans and Law of the Sea

Discussion Panel

Ecosystem approaches and oceans




Segment 1:  Demystifying the concept and understanding its implications

Mr. Salvatore Arico, Biodiversity Programme Specialist

Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, UNESCO

Implementing the ecosystem approach in ocean areas, with a particular view to open ocean and deep sea environments

Abstract  | Presentation

Mr. Simon Cripps, Director

Global Marine Programme WWF-International

Demystifying the concept and understanding its implications

Abstract  | Presentation

Mr. Hiroyuki Matsuda, Professor

Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University, Japan

Why do I criticize MSY theory in ecosystem approach?

Abstract  | Presentation

Mr. Steven Murawski, Director of Scientific Programmes and Chief Science Advisor

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service

Top 10 myths concerning ecosystem approaches to ocean resource management

Abstract  | Presentation

Segment 2: Moving to implementation: implications for enabling elements

Mr. Jake Rice, Director

Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

Science advice supporting implementation

Abstract  | Presentation

Mr. Serge Garcia, Director

FAO Fishery Resources Division

The ecosystem approach to fisheries:  Implementation framework and agenda

Abstract  | Presentation

Mr. Michael O’Toole, Chief Technical Advisor

Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem Programme

The Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem Programme: Implementation of an ecosystem approach to ocean governance

Abstract  | Presentation

Mr. John Richardson, Head of the Maritime Policy Task Force

Directorate General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, European Commission

Ecosystem-based management: from principles to implementation

Abstract  | Presentation 

Segment 3 A: Lessons learned from implementation of ecosystem approaches at the national level in developed States

Mr. Campbell Davies, Principal Research Scientist

Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

Lessons from implementation of ecosystem-based management of ocean uses in Australia

Abstract  | Presentation

Ms. Camille Mageau, Director

Marine Ecosystems, Conservation Branch, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

A practical approach to ecosystem-based management:  The Canadian experience

Abstract  | Presentation

Mr. Erik Olsen, Research Scientist

Institute of Marine Research, Norway

The Norwegian ecosystem-based management plan for the Barents Sea and sea areas off the Lofoten Islands

Abstract  | Presentation

Mr. Jóhann Sigurjonsson, Director-General

Marine Research Institute, Iceland

Ecosystem-based fisheries management in Iceland:  Some  practical considerations

Abstract | Presentation

Segment 3 B:  Lessons learned from implementation of ecosystem approaches at the national level in developing States

Mr. Cristian Canales, Head

Department of Marine Resources Assessments, Chilean Fisheries Research Institute

Ecosystem approach in the research and management of the Chilean fisheries

Abstract | Presentation

Mr. Noah Idechong, Delegate

House of Delegates, Palau

Micronesian Sea Tradition

Abstract | Presentation

Mr. Tonny Wagey, Senior Scientist

Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research of Indonesia 

Bali Plan of Action: 2nd APEC Ocean-related Ministerial Meeting

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Mr.  Poreirio Alvarez Torres, Director

Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico 

Sea use planning of the Gulf of California: A tale of an ecosystem-based management process

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Segment 4:  International cooperation to implement ecosystem approaches at the regional and global levels

Mr. Alan Simcock, Executive Secretary

OSPAR Commission 

OSPAR’s development of an ecosystem approach

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Mr. Andrew Constable, Programme Leader

Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Australia and Australian Commonwealth Department of Environment and Heritage Australian Antarctic Division

Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources: Implementation of the ecosystem approach on the high seas

 Abstract | Presentation

Mr. Tim Adams, Director

Marine Resources Division, Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Pacific Islands Regional Approaches

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Mr. Chua, Thia-Eng, Regional Programme Director

Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) 

Regional Cooperation in ecosystem-based management in the Seas of East Asia: The partnership approach

Abstract | Presentation


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