1. Read1 The Process of Fisheries Management (Krueger and Decker, 2010) and consider the following items.
    • How do the authors define fisheries management?
    • What is a stakeholder?
    • What are the components of the “Management Environment”?
      • Describe each component in detail.
      • Discuss “limits”, if any, that each component may assert of possible management actions.
      • The author’s use management of Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the Pacific Northwest to illustrate a common mistake made by fish managers. Describe that mistake?
    • What are the steps of the “Fisheries Management Process”?
      • Describe each step in detail.
      • What is the difference between goals and objectives?
      • Who should be involved in the process of setting goals?
      • Is it easier to define objectives in commercial or recreational fisheries? Why?
      • Why shouldn’t the management process begin with “problem identification”?
      • Describe the four parts in the “evaluation” step.
    • What is ecosystem management?

  1. Focus your efforts on Sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, and 2.8