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An Integrative Approach to Horseshoe Crab Multiple Use and Sustainability

  • Jim Berkson
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Abstract

This chapter is designed as a perspective piece, using personal opinions to further the discussion about horseshoe crab management, a relatively new topic. I argue that horseshoe crab management and the science that management supports has been one-dimensional, focused almost exclusively on the commercial harvest. Fortunately, we can use lessons learned from fisheries management over time to guide us and adapt these lessons specifically to horseshoe crab management. Progress will require the incorporation of concepts including precautionary management, integrated assessments, cumulative impacts, and ecosystem-based management as we move beyond resource conservation to sustainable resource utilization.

Keywords

Fishery Management Precautionary Principle Horseshoe Crab Commercial Fishery Commercial Harvest 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank the organizers of the symposium and the editors of the book for inviting me to participate. Dr. Eric Hallerman, Dr. Stephen Smith, Alex Chester, Michelle Davis, and the editors provided extremely helpful comments on earlier drafts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Marine Fisheries ServiceSoutheast Fisheries Science Center, Recruiting, Training, and Research Unit at Virginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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