The AQUACROSS EBM Cookbook offers a comprehensive but easy-to-read guide to ecosystem-based management. It consists of two-page briefs on each element of EBM, and thus acts as a concise summary of the AQUACROSS project for policy-makers and practitioners. "Setting the Scene" introduces EBM. "Guidance" provides a step-by-step guide to apply EBM. "Practical Examples" draws lessons from the 8 AQUACROSS case studies. Below, "AQUACROSS lessons and recommendations" brings together the project's key conclusions for policy, business, and research.