From the Editor: How do recent events affect your work?

Alongside the recent presidential election in the US and the Brexit vote affecting the EU, there have been numerous other transitions of political power – peaceful and violent – worldwide this year. Each is a reminder that political time scales – and the changes in regulatory priorities that come with them – do not always match the time scales needed to conduct EBM effectively. A number of MEAM readers and other management and conservation practitioners shared their experiences and insights on how these transitions have affected and will affect their work to address long-term ocean problems. We welcome you to share your own experiences, insights, and concerns in our Comments sections as well.

From Our Readers

Editor’s note: Two recent editorials from contributing editor Tundi Agardy drew numerous comments from readers and responses. Learn more about innovative EBM practices and sustainable financing in the state of Victoria, Australia. Read discussion of what “blue...