Mapping Community Use of Fisheries Resources in the U.S. Northeast

Kevin St. Martin
2008 Journal of Maps  
For more information about the Jounal of Maps and how to access the final version of this map and article go to the following website Abstract The crisis in marine fisheries has lead to a re-thinking of fisheries science and management. The standard numeric and single species approach is giving way to more ecosystem-based and distinctly spatial approaches. This "spatial turn" is made possible by an intensification of geospatial data collection and analysis of the marine
more » ... ironment. The marine environment, once a site for enumerating fish stock, is now depicted as a rich patchwork of habitats, corridors, nursery areas, marine protected areas, seasonal closures, etc. There are, however, few attempts to similarly re-think and re-map the socioeconomic environment as similarly heterogeneous. A recent research project produced a series of maps linking fishing communities to particular resource areas. The maps were then brought to various communities for review. The results of the project suggest longterm connections to and extensive local knowledge about common fisheries resources even in the industrial fisheries of the U.S. Northeast.
doi:10.4113/jom.2008.93 fatcat:ugdzeky5jjc53jyz6q6djk4vru