R-22-23-Kerr An ecosystem context for fisheries decision-making in Maine coastal waters

Lisa Kerr
Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Katherine Mills
Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Warming in Maine’s coastal waters is reshaping the ecosystem and impacting key fishery resources. In this study, researchers will work closely with stakeholders to identify what information they need in order to support fisheries decision-making. Using an approach called integrated ecosystem assessment (IEA), researchers will help track the status, trends, and possible future conditions of key components of the ecosystem to support more informed decision-making in the face of a changing climate.   

Two-year project, 2022-2024
Sea Grant funds: $144,832