global fisheriesTwo University of Washington professors are leading an effort to help U.S. fisheries consider the larger marine environment, rather than just a single species, when managing a fishery.

Tim Essington, a UW professor of aquatic and fishery sciences, and Phil Levin, a UW professor of practice with the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and lead scientist at The Nature Conservancy, head a taskforce convened by the Lenfest Ocean Program to guide managers on implementing ecosystem-based fisheries management. After two years of regional workshops, meetings and literature reviews, the group just released its recommendations report.

Essington and Levin will take part in related briefings Nov. 16 on Capitol Hill and to the White House’s Council for Environmental Quality.

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