Economics at your fingertips  

New modes of fisheries governance: Implementation of the landing obligation in four European countries

B.I. de Vos, R. Döring, M. Aranda, F.C. Buisman, K. Frangoudes, L. Goti, C. Macher, C.D. Maravelias, A. Murillas-Maza, O. van der Valk and P. Vasilakopoulos
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Ralf Doering ()

Marine Policy, 2016, vol. 64, issue C, 1-8

Abstract: Fisheries policy is increasingly influenced by civil society organizations. The newest example of this is the formulation of the landing obligation, a regulation that should reduce the contested practice of discarding unwanted fish. In this paper the implementation process of the landing obligation in four European countries is compared. From this comparison it becomes clear that fishers are working on diminishing discards. However it also shows that for the legitimacy, and the effectiveness of policy it is not only vital to increase the influence of civil society actors, but also the participation of resource users. Their views, knowledge, and cooperation are vital for a successful implementation of the regulation. Otherwise, resistance become too high, and regulation becomes more symbolic than a tool for change.

Keywords: Fisheries governance; Landing obligation; Legitimacy; Stakeholder participation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2015.11.005

Access Statistics for this article

Marine Policy is currently edited by Eddie Brown

More articles in Marine Policy from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Catherine Liu ().

Page updated 2023-05-18
Handle: RePEc:eee:marpol:v:64:y:2016:i:c:p:1-8