Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) of the Arctic area - Revision LME map 15th of May 2013
Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)
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The concept of the Ecosystem Approach to management (EA) has been around for at least 30 years and has been extensively discussed, elaborated and developed. The EA was adopted as an overarching principle and approach by Arctic Council Ministers in 2004 as part of the Arctic Marine Strategic Plan (AMSP) and described in the following manner: "An integrated ecosystem-based management approach requires that development activities be coordinated in a way that minimizes their impact on the environment and integrates thinking across environmental, socioeconomic, political and sectoral realms. The management of resource activities needs to be focused on realistic, practical steps that are directed toward reducing environmental damage, protecting biodiversity and promoting the health and prosperity of local communities. For such an approach to be successful, the relevant ecosystems need to be better understood, monitored and reported on. Actions must be based on clear objectives and a sound management structure, employing best available knowledge and practices, integrated decision-making and, where appropriate, a coordinated, regional approach."
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Ecosystem Approach Progress Report. Joint Group of Experts on the Ecosystems Approach on Management. Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME), 2015-04)PAME established in 2007 an expert group on the Ecosystem Approach to Management (the EA-EG). This was broadened in 2011 to become a PME-led joint expert group with participation also of other Arctic Council working groups ...
Ecosystem Approach to Management; Progress Report 2015-2017 - Joint Group of Experts on the Ecosystem Approach to Management Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (2017-05-11)PAME established in 2007 an expert group on the Ecosystem Approach to Management (EA-EG), broadened in 2011 to become PAME-led joint expert group with participation from other Arctic Council Working Groups (AMAP, CAFF, and SDWG).
Status of Implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Management in the Arctic; Cover Letter, and Report from the Joint Ecosystem Approach Expert Group Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017-02-15)This report is structured by noting first the agreed definition and principles of the Ecosystem Approahc to Management, a brief history, followed by a summary of main achievements, and recommendations for further work.