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Integrated ocean management

This paper makes the case for integrated ecosystem-based management which combines value creation and the safeguarding of ecosystem health.

By learning from previous successes and failures, the paper identifies existing impediments in policy and practice and lays out a set of steps and guiding principles towards successfully integrated ocean management.

Finally, it assesses current opportunities to accelerate progress and the impact of these opportunities on jobs and equity.

The authors for this paper are: Jan-Gunnar Winther, Minhan Dai, Sebastian Unger, Marie Antonette J. Meñez, Alf Håkon Hoel, Karyn Morrissey, Fanny Douvere, Sandra Whitehouse, Leanne Fernandes, Fabio Rubio Scarano, Patrick Halpin, Yangfan Li, and Amy Trice.