From the Editor: Making MEAM more global

Welcome to the May 2017 issue of MEAM (Marine Ecosystems and Management). It is spring here in Washington, DC, and it seems like an appropriate time to take stock of where MEAM is right now and how we would like to improve and grow the newsletter to serve our multiple...

Tundi’s Take: Could complex institutional frameworks and regulations actually inhibit EBM?

While there have been many scholarly papers written on how European policies under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Common Fisheries Policy, and Maritime Spatial Planning Directive catalyze an ecosystem approach and make room for the precautionary principle, there has been little attention paid to whether these complex regimes may actually be inhibiting effective EBM.