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The Massachusetts Ocean Partnership Fund (MOPF). COMPASS Workshop EBM in the Gulf of Maine March 27, 2007 Durham, NH For more information: www.mopf.org. Stage Set for EBM in MA. MA Ocean Mngmnt. Task Force 2003-04 Possibility of legislation State agency coordination MOPF initiative.

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The massachusetts ocean partnership fund mopf

The Massachusetts Ocean Partnership Fund(MOPF)

COMPASS Workshop

EBM in the Gulf of Maine

March 27, 2007

Durham, NH

For more information:

www.mopf.org


Stage set for ebm in ma

Stage Set for EBM in MA

  • MA Ocean Mngmnt. Task Force 2003-04

  • Possibility of legislation

  • State agency coordination

  • MOPF initiative


Mopf goal

MOPF Goal

Support development & implementation of integrated multi-use ocean management plan for MA that:

  • Integrates management across uses, sectors, resources

  • Based on EBM principles & appropriate spatial/temporal scales

  • Reflects stakeholder input, gains support of key groups

  • Establishes process to adapt to changing conditions, new info

  • Supports sustainable marine industries and ecosystem stewardship more effectively than current management system


Mopf role

MOPF Role

  • Partnership as consistent presence to drive EBM

    • Convene interests for collaborative problem-solving

    • Integrate science and management

    • Leverage resources

    • Build informed, engaged public

  • Independent public-private partnership

    • Responsible agencies develop, implement & enforce ocean management plan

    • MOPF nimble & adaptive to catalyze, support state and others


Mopf science plan

MOPF Science Plan

  • Policy-relevant Science Plan to support EBM

    • Develop scientific understanding of interactions among ocean ecosystem services & human activities

      • Data, research, infrastructure priorities

    • Develop tools and mechanisms to improve integration of science & management

      • Communication, science advisory, evaluation tools needs


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MOPF Science Plan

  • Tools & mechanisms to enhance application of science to ocean management

    • Enhance communication & coordination between science and management communities

    • Develop tools to assess & communicate about tradeoffs among uses, sectors

    • Improve consideration of spatial & temporal scales into management approaches


Key observations from a work in progress

Key Observations from a Work in Progress

  • Transparent process & defining MOPF role:

    • Enlists participation vs. fueling skepticism

    • “Standing” – independent partnership vs. governmental

  • Developing & integrating science

    • Coordination critical to maximize collaboration & avoid redundancy

    • Realism – what can MOPF accomplish in 5 years


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