Lessons for fisheries management from the EU cod recovery plan

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Lessons for fisheries management from the EU cod recovery plan. / Kraak, S.B.M.; Bailey, N.; Cardinale, M.; Darby, C.; Oliveira, J.A.A.; Eero, Margit; Graham, N.; Holmes, S.; Jakobsen, T.; Kempf, A.; Kirkegaard, Eskild; Powell, J.; Scott, R.D.; Simmonds, E.J.; Ulrich, Clara; Vanhee, W.; Vinther, Morten.

In: Marine Policy, Vol. 37, 2013, p. 200-213.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Kraak, SBM, Bailey, N, Cardinale, M, Darby, C, Oliveira, JAA, Eero, M, Graham, N, Holmes, S, Jakobsen, T, Kempf, A, Kirkegaard, E, Powell, J, Scott, RD, Simmonds, EJ, Ulrich, C, Vanhee, W & Vinther, M 2013, 'Lessons for fisheries management from the EU cod recovery plan' Marine Policy, vol 37, pp. 200-213., 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.05.002

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Kraak, S. B. M., Bailey, N., Cardinale, M., Darby, C., Oliveira, J. A. A., Eero, M., Graham, N., Holmes, S., Jakobsen, T., Kempf, A., Kirkegaard, E., Powell, J., Scott, R. D., Simmonds, E. J., Ulrich, C., Vanhee, W., & Vinther, M. (2013). Lessons for fisheries management from the EU cod recovery plan. Marine Policy, 37, 200-213. 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.05.002

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Kraak SBM, Bailey N, Cardinale M, Darby C, Oliveira JAA, Eero M, Graham N, Holmes S, Jakobsen T, Kempf A, Kirkegaard E, Powell J, Scott RD, Simmonds EJ, Ulrich C, Vanhee W, Vinther M. 2013. Lessons for fisheries management from the EU cod recovery plan. Marine Policy. 37:200-213. Available from: 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.05.002

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Kraak SBM, Bailey N, Cardinale M, Darby C, Oliveira JAA, Eero M et al. Lessons for fisheries management from the EU cod recovery plan. Marine Policy. 2013;37:200-213. Available from: 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.05.002

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Kraak, S.B.M.; Bailey, N.; Cardinale, M.; Darby, C.; Oliveira, J.A.A.; Eero, Margit; Graham, N.; Holmes, S.; Jakobsen, T.; Kempf, A.; Kirkegaard, Eskild; Powell, J.; Scott, R.D.; Simmonds, E.J.; Ulrich, Clara; Vanhee, W.; Vinther, Morten / Lessons for fisheries management from the EU cod recovery plan.

In: Marine Policy, Vol. 37, 2013, p. 200-213.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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author = "S.B.M. Kraak and N. Bailey and M. Cardinale and C. Darby and J.A.A. Oliveira and Margit Eero and N. Graham and S. Holmes and T. Jakobsen and A. Kempf and Eskild Kirkegaard and J. Powell and R.D. Scott and E.J. Simmonds and Clara Ulrich and W. Vanhee and Morten Vinther",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Lessons for fisheries management from the EU cod recovery plan

A1 - Kraak,S.B.M.

A1 - Bailey,N.

A1 - Cardinale,M.

A1 - Darby,C.

A1 - Oliveira,J.A.A.

A1 - Eero,Margit

A1 - Graham,N.

A1 - Holmes,S.

A1 - Jakobsen,T.

A1 - Kempf,A.

A1 - Kirkegaard,Eskild

A1 - Powell,J.

A1 - Scott,R.D.

A1 - Simmonds,E.J.

A1 - Ulrich,Clara

A1 - Vanhee,W.

A1 - Vinther,Morten

AU - Kraak,S.B.M.

AU - Bailey,N.

AU - Cardinale,M.

AU - Darby,C.

AU - Oliveira,J.A.A.

AU - Eero,Margit

AU - Graham,N.

AU - Holmes,S.

AU - Jakobsen,T.

AU - Kempf,A.

AU - Kirkegaard,Eskild

AU - Powell,J.

AU - Scott,R.D.

AU - Simmonds,E.J.

AU - Ulrich,Clara

AU - Vanhee,W.

AU - Vinther,Morten

PB - Pergamon

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - The performance of the EU long-term management plan for cod stocks, in force since 2009, is analysed focusing on the human and institutional factors. The plan operates through landings quotas (TACs) and effort restrictions following a Harvest Control Rule, and deploys a novel instrument allowing Member States to 'buy back' or increase fishing effort for fleet segments engaged in cod-avoidance measures. The stipulated fishing mortality reductions have not been achieved. On the positive side, the 'buy-back' instrument has led to increased uptake of selective gear and implementation of permanent and real-time temporary closures. On the negative side, ignoring the dimension of fishers as reactive agents in the design, the impact assessment, and the annual implementation of the measures has contributed to the failure to adequately implement the plan and achieve its objectives. The main problem is that the landings quotas taken in a mixed fishery did not limit catches because fishers were incentivised to continue fishing and discard overquota catch while quota for other species was available. The effort limitations intended to reduce this effect were insufficient to adequately limit fishing mortality in targeted fisheries, although fishers experienced them as prohibiting the full uptake of other quotas. Recommendations for future plans include (i) management through catch rather than landings quotas, (ii) the internalisation of the costs of exceeding quotas, (iii) use of more selective gear types, (iv) the development of appropriate metrics as a basis for regulatory measures and for evaluations, (v) participatory governance, (vi) fishery-based management, (vii) flexibility in fishing strategy at vessel level

AB - The performance of the EU long-term management plan for cod stocks, in force since 2009, is analysed focusing on the human and institutional factors. The plan operates through landings quotas (TACs) and effort restrictions following a Harvest Control Rule, and deploys a novel instrument allowing Member States to 'buy back' or increase fishing effort for fleet segments engaged in cod-avoidance measures. The stipulated fishing mortality reductions have not been achieved. On the positive side, the 'buy-back' instrument has led to increased uptake of selective gear and implementation of permanent and real-time temporary closures. On the negative side, ignoring the dimension of fishers as reactive agents in the design, the impact assessment, and the annual implementation of the measures has contributed to the failure to adequately implement the plan and achieve its objectives. The main problem is that the landings quotas taken in a mixed fishery did not limit catches because fishers were incentivised to continue fishing and discard overquota catch while quota for other species was available. The effort limitations intended to reduce this effect were insufficient to adequately limit fishing mortality in targeted fisheries, although fishers experienced them as prohibiting the full uptake of other quotas. Recommendations for future plans include (i) management through catch rather than landings quotas, (ii) the internalisation of the costs of exceeding quotas, (iii) use of more selective gear types, (iv) the development of appropriate metrics as a basis for regulatory measures and for evaluations, (v) participatory governance, (vi) fishery-based management, (vii) flexibility in fishing strategy at vessel level

UR - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X12000905

U2 - 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.05.002

DO - 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.05.002

JO - Marine Policy

JF - Marine Policy

SN - 0308-597X

VL - 37

SP - 200

EP - 213

ER -