Strategic Earth supported California Ocean Science Trust (OST) in developing an inclusive stakeholder engagement process to promote transparency of the Recreational Red Abalone Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) peer review. Our team designed and implemented an approach that promoted open lines of communication and information sharing, while maintaining the scientific integrity of an independent peer review of two management strategies. By seeking out stakeholders’ science-based questions and research priorities, our team helped OST approach the peer review so it reflected stakeholder interests and also upheld the scientific underpinnings required for the FMP.

PROJECT DETAILS

Client: California Ocean Science Trust
Key Results: Clear understanding of stakeholder priorities, improved stakeholder understanding of the scope and focus of the peer review, broad support for final peer review report
Materials and Outputs: Engagement plan, key themes summary, communications materials
Website: Recreational Red Abalone Peer Review Webpage
Photo Credit: CDFW/Flickr/CC by 2.0

SERVICES 

STRATEGIC PLANNING, PROCESS DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION

COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING & DESIGN

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT