We study the perspectives of fishers, tourism workers, and other stakeholders and consider how environmental policy can help avoid conflicts in future marine planning. Students explore how a diversity of actors can help inform marine policy that is more sustainable from both ecological and socioeconomic perspectives. We examine the impacts of environmental policies on the global, regional, and local scale to better understand the implications of such policies on vulnerable coastal communities. Our research in lobster, conch, and finfish stock assessments provides important information for government agencies to use in establishing policy that promotes sustainable fishing rules and guidelines.
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