Introduction

To help prepare fisheries for an era of climate change, MAMFC, NEFMC, ASMFC, SAFMC and NOAA are coordinating on a collaborative scenario planning initiative.
 
For further information on this East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning work, please visit: https://www.mafmc.org/climate-change-scenario-planning
 
The scoping phase of this work is designed to gather ideas to inform later stages of the initiative. Your responses to this questionnaire will be confidential, and will be used to help design workshops and create scenarios. 
 
Scenario work is all about anticipating and preparing for the future. Most of these questions ask for your views on issues that might affect fisheries over the next 20 years. Please think broadly and expansively about what could shape the future, and do not limit yourself to only focusing on issues that seem relevant today.
 
You'll see that the questionnaire mostly asks for free-form answers: we want to hear your views and ideas in your own words. 

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* 1. Where are you based?

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* 2. What is your primary role?

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* 3. The draft objectives of this initiative are to:

1. Explore how fishery governance and management issues will be affected by climate driven change in fisheries, particularly shifting stock distribution.
2. Develop a set of tools and processes which provide flexible and resilient fisheries management strategies in an era of climate change. 

Please provide any comments on these draft objectives. (e.g. do you support them as written? are they too specific, or too vague? are there other objectives you would like to see?)

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* 4. The following provides a list of draft expected outcomes from the initiative. On a scale of 1-5, please rate the importance of these outcomes

1=this outcome is not at all important, 5=this outcome is essential to the success of this initiative

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A set of plausible future scenarios that describe what future conditions might be
A better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing fishery management in future
A set of management priorities that help achieve fishery management objectives under different future conditions
Policy recommendations for governance changes that improve our ability to adapt to future conditions
A list of data gaps, research and monitoring needs 
A framework for ongoing conversation and idea generation for all stakeholders

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* 5. CERTAINTIES: What climate-related forces (e.g. ocean temperature change, sea-level rise, acidification, consumer demand etc.) are you certain will shape fisheries on the East Coast between now and 2040? Please identify 2-3 of the most important.

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* 6. UNCERTAINTIES: What are the  'unknowns' or 'big questions' that you - or others - are asking about the future of climate change and East Coast fisheries? Please identify 2-3 of the most important.

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* 7. WILDCARDS: Identify 1-2 climate-change related events that might occur in the next 20 years that could be unexpected and highly disruptive to East Coast fisheries?

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* 8. OTHER FACTORS: Beyond climate change, what other relevant factors (e.g. drawn from social, technological, economic or political forces) might shape East Coast fisheries over the next 20 years? Identify 2-3 of the most important.

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* 9. ACTIONS TO TAKE: What are 2-3 of the most important actions that fishery participants and managers might have to take in response to climate change over the next 20 years?

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* 10. Please provide any further comments or suggestions to help inform or scope this initiative

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* 11. Would you be interested in participating in further webinars and workshops as part of this initiative?

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* 12. If you answered yes to Q11, please provide your name and an email address for us to keep you informed of additional webinars and workshops

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