Archives by Tag 'coastal'
The field of Coastal Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) has gained increased attention, and CONCUR is active in this work, drawing from its long experience in coastal management and marine policy. In September and October, CONCUR Principal Scott McCreary served as a commentator and advisor on CMSP efforts in Oregon and Japan.
Wave Energy In Oregon
Scott served [...]
CONCUR Facilitates Second NMFS Workshop on Rights Based Management in Monterey, California (April 2012)
CONCUR teamed with the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Southwest Regional Office and Southwest Fisheries Science Center to convene a two-day workshop on April 24-25, 2012, in Monterey, California to explore rights-based management (RBM) approaches for improving the management and operations of the U.S. West Coast coastal pelagic species fishery. The fishery targets Pacific sardine, [...]
Strengthening Fisheries Management: CONCUR Conducts Performance Review of International Pacific Halibut Commission (2012)
CONCUR was jointly chosen by the United States Department of State and the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans to examine recent performance of the International Pacific Halibut Commission relative to achievement of the goals set out in the body’s founding Treaty.
Authorized by the 1923 “Convention for the Preservation of the Halibut Fishery of the [...]
CONCUR to Facilitate Coastal Pelagic Species Workshop II: Considerations for Rights-Based Management in the Pacific Sardine Fishery
CONCUR has been retained by the Southwest Regional Office of the National Marine Fisheries Service to convene Coastal Pelagic Species Workshop II: Considerations for Rights-Based Management in the Pacific Sardine Fishery. This two-day workshop will explore rights-based management approaches in the context of whether they have the potential to enhance social and economic sustainability in [...]
CONCUR Senior Associate Bennett Brooks facilitated the September 2011 meeting of the National Marine Fisheries Services’ Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel, a 40-member panel that meets twice yearly in Silver Spring, Maryland, to advise the Agency on evolving fishing regulations. The Panel brings together representatives of commercial fishing, recreational fishing, conservation organizations, and scientific [...]
CONCUR Senior Associate Bennett Brooks teamed with Consensus Building Institute Senior Associate Ona Ferguson to co-facilitate the Summit to Build Urban Coastal Resilience in New York, a day-long dialogue focused on identifying opportunities for increasing coastal resilience in New York State’s urban areas. The meeting, held October 5, 2011, at the New York Academy [...]
CONCUR conducted a one-day workshop in Honolulu, Hawaii, focused on effective community participation in Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) efforts. The August 2011 workshop was presented by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WPRFMC), one of eight regional fishery management councils tasked with developing management plans to govern fishing activity in U.S. [...]
Building on past work, CONCUR has been chosen to facilitate a two-year-long series of four Advisory Panel (AP) meetings on Highly Migratory Species for the Sustainable Fisheries Division of NMFS. The Advisory Panel consists of 40 representatives of commercial fishing, recreational fishing, conservation organizations, and scientific institutions convened to advise the agency on evolving regulations.
Two CONCUR Projects Move Toward Implementation: Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement and Southern California MPAs
We at CONCUR like to take on key roles in controversial large-scale, high stakes projects and programs, helping parties find a viable “solution space” and moving projects towards implementation. In December, two projects where we did just that hit major milestones. One involves what will be the largest deep bore tunnel in the [...]
CONCUR Principal Scott McCreary and Senior Associate Bennett Brooks facilitated the September 2010 meeting of the Pelagic Longline Take Reduction Team, which CONCUR has been facilitating since 2005. The four-hour meeting, conducted via webinar and teleconference only, brought together Team members representing the fisheries, research institutions, regional fishery councils and conservation organizations, as well [...]