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Ecosystem Approach to Management (EAM)

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NOAA image depicting implementation of EAM for fisheries. Source: NOAA Fisheries.

An Ecosystem Approach to Management (EAM) "provides a comprehensive framework for living resource decision making. In contrast to individual species or single issue management, EAM considers a wider range of relevant ecological, environmental, and human factors bearing on societal choices regarding resource use." (NOAA, 2014)

Implementing EAM via DWH Oil Spill Restoration

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