Ecosystem-Based Management Consensus Statement

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Comprehensive ecosystem-based management (EBM) was called for by both U.S. ocean commissions. This statement, signed by over 200 scientists and policy experts, highlights current scientific understanding of marine ecosystems, explains how this knowledge shapes the call for a new management approach, and provides a definition for what the scientific community envisions when it recommends "ecosystem-based management" for the ocean.