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Models of the world’s Large Marine Ecosystems

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This Report is the continuation of the work of UNESCO and its IOC on the development and application of the ecosystem approach to the ocean and coastal zones. The immediate precedent was the work carried out by the Joint IOC–SCOR Working Group 119, co-chaired by Philippe Cury and Villy Christensen, culminating in the Symposium on Quantitative Ecosystem Indicators for Fisheries Management held the 31 March–3 April 2004 in UNESCO headquarters . The ultimate goal of the IOC-SCOR Joint Working Group 119 was to develop a methodology to evaluate changes in states and processes of marine ecosystems, from an environmental, ecological and fishery perspectives. * As submitted to IOC Technical Series, UNESCO, 22 October 2008.

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