The Mediterranean fishery management: A call for shifting the current paradigm from duplication to synergy
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AuthorsCardinale, M. (Massimiliano); Colloca, F.; Bonnano, A.; Scarcella, G. (Giuseppe); Arneri, E.; Jadaud, A. (Angélique); Saraux, C. (Claire); Aronica, S.; Genovese, S.; Barra, M.; Basilone, G. (Gualtiero); Angelini, S.; Falsone, F.; Gancitano, Vita; Santojanni, A.; Fiorentino, F. (Fabio); Milisenda, G.; Murenu, M. (Matteo); Russo, T. (Tomasso); Carpi, P. (Piera); Guijarro, B. (Beatriz); Pérez-Gil, J.L. (José Luis); González-Aguilar, M. (María); Torres-Cutillas, P. (Pedro); Giráldez, A. (Ana); García-Ruiz, C. (Cristina); Esteban-Acón, A. (Antonio); García-Rodríguez, E. (Encarnación); Vivas-Salvador, M. (Miguel); Massutí, E. (Enric); Ordines, F. (Francesc); Quetglas, A. (Antoni); Gil, J. (Juan)
KeywordsMediterranean fisheries management
Independence of science and best available science are fundamental pillars of the UN-FAO code of conduct for responsible fisheries and are also applied to the European Union (EU) Common Fishery Policy (CFP), with the overarching objective being the sustainable exploitation of the fisheries resources. CFP is developed by DG MARE, the department of the European Commission responsible for EU policy on maritime affairs and fisheries, which has the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) as consultant body. In the Mediterranean and Black Sea, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (FAO-GFCM), with its own Scientific Advisory Committee on Fisheries (GFCM-SAC), plays a critical role in fisheries governance, having the authority to adopt binding recommendations for fisheries conservation and management. During the last years, advice on the status of the main stocks in the Mediterranean and Black Sea has been provided both by GFCM-SAC and EU-STECF, often ...