Rebuilding fish stocks and changing fisheries management, a major challenge for the Common Fisheries Policy reform in Europe

Villasante, Sebastian, Gascuel, Didier and Froese, Rainer (2012) Rebuilding fish stocks and changing fisheries management, a major challenge for the Common Fisheries Policy reform in Europe Ocean & Coastal Management, 70 . pp. 1-3. DOI 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2012.07.021.

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Abstract

In the European Union (EU), subsidies to the fishing industry and lack of compliance and enforcement of fishing regulations have led to a chronic overcapacity and a general decline of commercial fish stocks. The entire fisheries sector (extractive fishing, fish canning and commercialization subsectors) is still affected, with all directly and indirectly employed people being impacted by the overfishing problem. However, fish populations could strongly increase and generate more economic output if they were left for only a few years under less fishing pressure. The papers published in this Special Issue are the products of recent research conducted by European fisheries scientists, economists, and lawyers. A window of opportunity for change is currently open under the current Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform. This Special Issue is an attempt to stimulate the debate by providing new findings and formulating new proposals to rebuild stocks, strengthen ecosystems resilience and better manage EU fisheries. The Special Issue consists of eight papers dealing with relevant biological and economic aspects of the management of European fisheries. Together these papers show that the EU fish stocks are under high fishing pressure and that their recovery will generate not only environmental or ecosystem benefits but also greater profitability for the fisheries sector.
Highlights:
► Subsidies, lack of compliance and enforcement have lead to a decline of fish stocks. ► The fisheries sector is affected by the overfishing problem. ► The Special Issue provides valuable papers for the next Common Fisheries Policy reform.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000312468900001
Research affiliation: OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R03
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R02
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Refereed: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2012.07.021
ISSN: 0964-5691
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2012 12:15
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 17:48
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/19303

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