Introduction to ecosystem-based fisheries management

  • Author: Donna Dimarchopoulou
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Course overview
The aim of the chapter is an overview of the direct and indirect impact of fisheries on marine ecosystems and how fishing affects the resilience of ecosystems to climate change and other anthropogenic impact. The concepts of fishing-down-the-marine-food-webs and the shifting baseline syndrome in fisheries will be included along with proposals to rebuild stocks and ecosystems within the context of ecosystem-based fisheries management.

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Donna Dimarchopoulou

Marine biologist 
I studied at the School of Biology of the Aristotle University of 
Thessaloniki (Greece), where I got my BSc in Biology (2011), my MSc in 
Hydrobiology-Aquaculture (2015), and my PhD in Fisheries Biology and Management (2020). Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at Dalhousie University (Canada) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA). My research focuses on marine fisheries and in particular ecosystem modeling, stock assessments, marine protected areas, and the effects of fishing restrictions, as well as climate change on marine populations.
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