From the Editor: How do recent events affect your work?

The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management

Dear MEAM readers,

Alongside the recent presidential election in the US and the Brexit vote affecting the EU, there have been numerous other transitions of political power – peaceful and violent - worldwide this year. Each is a reminder that political time scales - and the changes in regulatory priorities that come with them - do not always match the time scales needed to conduct EBM effectively. A number of MEAM readers and other management and conservation practitioners shared their experiences and insights on how these transitions have affected and will affect their work to address long-term ocean problems. We welcome you to share your own experiences, insights, and concerns in our Comments sections as well.

Best wishes for your work,
Sarah Carr
MEAM Editor