Application of an Environmental Management Systems Approach to Fisheries : A Case Study of the Fishery of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation
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This study explores the potential contribution of the environmental management systems approach to fisheries management. A review of fisheries management literature was conducted, and a case study was used, to develop an understanding of the limitations of current fisheries management systems in light of major environmental and social challenges facing fisheries. The case study used was the commercial" subsistence fishery of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, which is located at Cape Croker, Ontario. A review of literature on environmental and natural resource management was conducted to identify modem approaches to implementing best practices for natural resource management. Environmental management systems approaches are currently being used in some natural resource sectors to address the environmental management and everyday business concerns affecting their operations. The knowledge gained from an investigation of these environmental management systems approaches was used as a basis for developing a fisheries management process. The proposed fisheries management process was designed to bring vision, organization, consistency, and accountability to the strategic planning and day-to-day operation of fisheries. The fisheries management process provides a basis to identify, prioritize, and address significant management issues, and to verify and report on the effectiveness of management practices. Guidelines on how to implement the fisheries management process are provided, including specific recommendations for the Nawash Council on how their existing fisheries management system can be improved.
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