Faculty active in these research areas:

Please see individual faculty web pages for more about their work in this area.

Related SMEA courses:

  • SMEA 476: Introduction to Environmental Law and Processes
  • SMEA 509: Integrated Coastal Management
  • SMEA 502: Decision Making and Action Taking in Marine Affairs
  • SMEA 515: US Ocean and Coastal Law
  • SMEA 538: Economics of Living Marine Resources
  • SMEA 539: US Fisheries Management and Policy
  • SMEA 581: Case Study Method: Living Marine Resource Management

Examples of what MMA students do in these research areas:

  • learn how and why integrated coastal management is practiced in the US and internationally
  • learn the laws that govern living marine resources and analyze interactions with other marine laws and management regimes
  • explore conservation issues such as bycatch, habitat protection, and the role of marine protected areas in fisheries
  • consider emerging management trends such as ecosystem based management and coastal and marine spatial planning.
  • conduct multidisciplinary analyses and formal and informal evaluation and decision-making
  • explore the role of living marine resources in human livelihoods and well-being
  • examine international issues such as transboundary and highly migratory species and illegal and unreported high-seas fishing.

Examples of related MMA student theses:

Amberson, Sophia. 2013. The Heartbeat of Our People: How Blueback Sockeye Salmon Influences Tribal Well-Being.

Apgar-Kurtz, Breena. 2012. Factors Affecting Local Permit Ownership in Bristol Bay and an Evaluation of the BBEDC Permit Loan Program: an Analysis Based on Interviews with Local Residents.

Clabots, Barbara. 2013. The role of women in marine protected area management in Siquijor, Philippines.

Blake, Kara. 2013. Marine spatial planning for off-shore wind energy projects in the North Sea: Lessons for the United States.

Goodman, Scott. 2010. Trawling for Answers: The successful evolution of a cooperative research program for Bering Sea crab resources.

Hanein, Adi. 2013. Integrating social spatial data into management plans: Mapping recreational activities of tourists and residents in Hood Canal, Washington.

Lucas, Ethan. 2010. Outer Danajon Bank, Philippines: Biophysical state, local resource use patterns and feasible governance structures for a largescale no-take marine protected area.

Sawchuk, Jennifer. 2012. Angling for Insight: Examining the Recreational Fishing Community’s Knowledge, Perception, Practices, and Preferences to Inform Rockfish Recovery Planning in Puget Sound, Washington.

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