Adaptation strategies of small-scale fisheries within changing market and regulatory conditions in the EU

Prosperi, P, Kirwan, James ORCID: 0000-0002-4626-9940, Maye, Damian ORCID: 0000-0002-4459-6630, Bartolini, Fabio, Vergamini, D and Brunori, Gianluca (2019) Adaptation strategies of small-scale fisheries within changing market and regulatory conditions in the EU. Marine Policy, 100. pp. 316-323. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2018.12.006

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This paper presents an analysis of the diversification and non-productivist practices and strategies deployed by European small-scale fishers vis-à-vis contextual regulatory and market factors. Building on resilience thinking – combined with a qualitative case study approach involving primary producers and associated stakeholders – the strategies of primary producers in two specific contexts are examined: inshore fisheries in Cornwall (UK) and coastal fisheries in Tuscany (Italy). In so doing, the analysis identifies possible adaptation strategies that can help support the sustainability of the fisheries involved. The strategies adopted by fishers include, for example, investing in innovation, reorganising the supply chain, multifunctionality and diversification, and implementing environmentally friendly activities.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Small-scale fisheries; Primary producers; Sustainable management; Decision-making; Resilience; Non-productivism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2340.8 Small and Medium-sized businesses, artisans, handcrafts, trades
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD58 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Rhiannon Goodland
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 09:55
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2022 13:45

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