Title: Lessons forfisheries management from the EU cod recovery plan
Authors: KRAAK SarahBAILEY NickCARDINALE MassimilianoDARBY C.DE OLIVEIRA JoséEERO MargitGRAHAM NormanHOLMES S.JAKOBSEN ToreKEMPF A.KIRKEGAARD EskildPOWELL JohnSCOTT Robert D.SIMMONDS JohnULRICH RESCAN C.VANHEE WillyVINTHER Morten
Citation: MARINE POLICY vol. 37 p. 200-213
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC71736
ISSN: 0308-597X
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X12000905
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC71736
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.05.002
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The performance of the EU long-term management plan for cod stocks, in force since 2009, is analysed focusing on the human and institutional factors. The plan operates through landings quotas (TACs) and effort restrictions following a Harvest Control Rule, and deploys a novel instrument allowing Member States to ‘buy back’ or increase fishing effort for fleet segments engaged in cod-avoidance measures. The stipulated fishing mortality reductions have not been achieved. On the positive side, the ‘buy-back’ instrument has led to increased uptake of selective gear and implementation of permanent and real- time temporary closures. On the negative side, ignoring the dimension of fishers as reactive agents in the design, the impact assessment, and the annual implementation of the measures has contributed to the failure to adequately implement the plan and achieve its objectives.
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