Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) is a management approach integrating ecological, social, and economic goals, as well as recognizing humans as key components of the ecosystem. EBM considers ecological and political boundaries, and addresses the complexity of natural processes and social systems.
EBM is an adaptive management approach towards uncertainties, engaging equal partners in a collaborative process to define problems and find solutions. EBM focuses on the ecological integrity of coastal-marine systems and the sustainability of both human and ecological systems.
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