Adaptive co-management to achieve climate-ready fisheries

Changes in ocean conditions and variability in fisheries productivity have stimulated an effort to integrate climate information into fisheries science and management processes to inform more responsive decision-making. However, institutional, capacity, and budget constraints within U.S. federal and state fisheries management agencies may hinder the potential to deliver climate-ready strategies for many fisheries. We examine whether adaptive co-management as a governance approach can enhance capacity and advance climate-ready fisheries objectives.