Theme overview

Human dimensions-related issues play a central role in Great Lakes fisheries in terms of values and beliefs, management challenges and desired outcomes, economics, and governance. Fishery objectives often focus on a limited number of ecological and social management goals; this theme aims to expand our understanding of the human dimension of fishery management and help in having that dimension reflected in fishery management practices.

Theme paper

Heck, N., Stedman, R., and Gaden, M. 2014. Human Dimension Research Needs for Great Lakes Fishery Management: A Guide for Potential Researchers.

Theme leaders

Rich Stedman
Cornell University
Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources Research Unit
112D Fernow Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607)225-9729
Marc Gaden
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
2200 Commonwealth Blvd.,
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: (734) 662-3209 ext. 14

Relevant resources

A complete list of completion reports and scientific papers resulting from this theme can be found in the Commission's publication database.