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|Title:||Lessons forfisheries management from the EU cod recovery plan|
|Authors:||KRAAK Sarah; BAILEY Nick; CARDINALE Massimiliano; DARBY C.; DE OLIVEIRA José; EERO Margit; GRAHAM Norman; HOLMES S.; JAKOBSEN Tore; KEMPF A.; KIRKEGAARD Eskild; POWELL John; SCOTT Robert D.; SIMMONDS John; ULRICH RESCAN C.; VANHEE Willy; VINTHER Morten|
|Citation:||MARINE POLICY vol. 37 p. 200-213|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCI LTD|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|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.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen|
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