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.