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Towards an understanding of social issues in sustainable fisheries management

Towards an understanding of social issues in sustainable fisheries management

Acott, Tim G., Urquhart, Julie and Zhao, Minghua (2014) Towards an understanding of social issues in sustainable fisheries management. In: Urquhart, Julie, Acott, Tim G., Symes, David and Zhao, Minghua, (eds.) Social Issues in Sustainable Fisheries Management. MARE Publication Series, 9 . Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London, pp. 341-350. ISBN 9789400779105 (doi:

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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: The MARE Publication Series is an initiative of the Centre for Maritime Research (MARE).
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable fisheries management, EU Common Fisheries Policy, institutional sustainability, knowledge, methodologies, ecosystem approach to fisheries
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Centre for Applied Sociology Research (CASR)
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2021 00:21

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