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Rebuilding EU fish stocks and fisheries, a process under way?

Cardinale, Massimiliano; Stransky, Christoph

Sammanfattning

As a signatory to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), the European Union (EU) has made a commitment to maintain or restore fish stocks to levels that can produce the maximum sustainable yield (MSY), and where possible not later than 2015. So how has the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) fared in trying to achieve this objective? The development of the status of 41 commercially exploited fish stocks from the North East Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea (FAO Area 27) was analysed together with the economic performance of the fleets exploiting those stocks. The analyses indicate that the exploitation status for many of the stocks has greatly improved during the last 10 years while the economic performance of the fleets over the same period has been highly variable. The main economic indicators (gross value added (GVA) and operating cash flow (OCF)) have gradually improved at a time when the general economic situation, which has a great influence on the markets, costs and purchase power, has worsened. While recognizing that much remains to be done to achieve the objective of the WSSD, the analyses indicate that actions implemented in the last decade under the CFP have led to an improvement in the status of many commercially important fish stocks and their fleets towards levels that are closer to those producing MSY. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Nyckelord

North East Atlantic; Stock assessment; Recovery of fish stocks; Common Fisheries Policy; MSY

Publicerad i

Marine Policy
2013, Volym: 39, sidor: 43-52
Utgivare: ELSEVIER SCI LTD

    Globala målen

    SDG12 Hållbar konsumtion och produktion
    SDG14 Hav och marina resurser
    SDG15 Ekosystem och biologisk mångfald

    UKÄ forskningsämne

    Fisk- och akvakulturforskning

    Publikationens identifierare

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2012.10.002

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    https://res.slu.se/id/publ/42667