The National Ocean Council recently released marine conservation best practices. It is especially refreshing that the recommendations come not out of a seminar or from the hallowed halls of higher education but from real life, local marine successes from California to Maine.
Some of the suggestions are well-known and already common practice, but it is always good to have a refresher.
Here is a sampler of the best practices from the Council's report:
1. Involve all stakeholders, from the scientists to the fishermen.
2. Set objectives as early as possible.
3. Provide funding.
4. Find a hook to galvanize action.
5. Avoid duplicate efforts.
Read the story on Science Blog.
Read more about the report including the Abstract here.