Towards an understanding of social issues in sustainable fisheries management

Acott, Tim and Urquhart, Julie and Zhao, Minghua (2014) Towards an understanding of social issues in sustainable fisheries management. In: Social Issues in Sustainable Fisheries Management. MARE Publication Series, 9 . Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 373-382. ISBN 978-94-007-7910-5

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Abstract

At the outset this book presented the idea that sustainable management of fisheries is a complex and difficult area to negotiate. Through the example of the evolution of the Common Fisheries Policy in Europe in Chap. 1, it was argued that politics, power and governance play key roles in influencing management debates and discourses and it demonstrated the obstacles to bringing about reform in well established systems. The assertion was made that despite increasing international interest in sustainable development and natural resource management, when it comes to fisheries, the primacy of achieving biological and economic sustainability is likely to continue to dominate, with social issues being overlooked, despite clear evidence to suggest that sustainable fisheries will only be achieved through the integration of biological, social and economic issues (FCR 2000).

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 18.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable fisheries management; EU Common Fisheries Policy; Institutional sustainability; Knowledge; Methodologies; Ecosystem approach to fisheries
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Katie Hickford
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 13:49
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2017 14:03
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5077

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