Fisheries Recovery and Management Plans since 2002

15-10-2009

Under the CFP, EU fish stocks must be placed under multi-annual recovery or management plans. We review twelve such plans; four have contributed to a successful recovery of their targeted stocks and four have failed to generate any recovery. Failures are primarily due to inadequate provisions for constraining fishing effort and maintaining catches within agreed catch limits, particularly when fish are taken as by-catch in other fisheries.

Under the CFP, EU fish stocks must be placed under multi-annual recovery or management plans. We review twelve such plans; four have contributed to a successful recovery of their targeted stocks and four have failed to generate any recovery. Failures are primarily due to inadequate provisions for constraining fishing effort and maintaining catches within agreed catch limits, particularly when fish are taken as by-catch in other fisheries.

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D.J. Agnew, E. Mitchell, S.P. Savage and C.S. White (MRAG Ltd.)