Harvest Strategies for an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management in Western Mediterranean Demersal Fisheries
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AuthorsQuetglas, A. (Antoni); Merino, G. (Gorka); González, J. (Javier); Ordines, F. (Francesc); Garau, A. (Antoni); Grau, A.M. (Antoni Maria); Guijarro, B. (Beatriz); Oliver, P. (Pere); Massutí, E. (Enric)
Editor/sMaravelias, C. (Christos)
bottom trawl fishery
The serious overfishing of most Mediterranean stocks demands urgent reforms of the management measures aiming to guarantee the sustainability of resources, notably when compared with the improvement observed in other European areas. The new EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) constitutes an excellent opportunity to introduce the changes needed for such a reform. According to this CFP, all European fish stocks should be brought to a state where they can produce at MSY by 2020 at the latest. The CFP also establishes that the objective of sustainable exploitation should be achieved through multiannual plans (MAPs) adopted in consultation with relevant stakeholders having fisheries management interests such as fishermen, non-governmental organizations, and policy makers. Together with the MSY and MAP approaches, the new CFP contains several other measures, directed to guarantee the ecological and socio-economic sustainability of fisheries by means of the implementation of the ecosystem approach ...
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