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A Review of International Fisheries Management Regimes - MF1242

The aim of this study is to assess the fisheries management regimes that are in place around the globe and consider the costs and benefits of them. The objective is to provide evidence on international fisheries management regimes and their applicability to the English fleet.
Globally fisheries are managed in many different ways with different approaches to quota allocation and trading, and different roles for industry in terms of enforcement, science and data collection. This project is intended to provide information on these different regimes in order to understand what has worked well and why. The study will cover the following 11 topics:
a) Fisheries management; b) Quota allocation and trading; c) Enforcement; d) Science; e) Data collection; f)Access arrangements; g) International investment in the fishery; h) The role of industry; i) Discard policy; j) The ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management; and k) Marine recreational fisheries. The management regimes in Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and Canada will be reviewed.
The overarching goal is to perform a review of fisheries management regimes in selected developed countries across the world. This includes an assessment of their strengths, weaknesses, costs and benefits.
The review will consider how management is undertaken in the country, the context of both the nature and structure of fishing fleets, fisheries management systems and overarching objectives – and how these might differ to those in England. in doing so it will set out evidence and evaluate how the approach might contribute to meeting management goals, and any consequences (both intended and unintended) experienced by the country in implementing the policy/policies that have development the management system.
Each topic area will be synthesised across countries, and are independent in their delivery – each forming a chapter in the final report.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : A Review of International Fisheries Management Regimes   (4848k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2016

To: 2017

Cost: £54,328
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries