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Solving complex fisheries management problems: What the EU can learn from the Nordic experiences of reduction of discards

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  • Petter Johnsen, Jahn
  • Eliasen, Søren

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A crucial issue for the new EU common fisheries policy is how to solve the discard problem. Through a study of the institutional set up and the arrangements for solving the discard problem in Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Norway, the article identifies the discard problem as related to both natural, other material and to cultural conditions. Hence, solving the discard problem requires not only technical and regulatory instruments, but also arenas and structures that allow and facilitate processes of cultural change.

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  • Petter Johnsen, Jahn & Eliasen, Søren, 2011. "Solving complex fisheries management problems: What the EU can learn from the Nordic experiences of reduction of discards," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 35(2), pages 130-139, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:marpol:v:35:y:2011:i:2:p:130-139
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    1. García-Rivera, Santiago & Sánchez Lizaso, Jose Luis & Bellido Millán, Jose María, 2015. "A quantitative and qualitative assessment of the discard ban in European Mediterranean waters," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 53(C), pages 149-158.
    2. Sigurðardóttir, Sigríður & Stefánsdóttir, Elísabet Kemp & Condie, Harriet & Margeirsson, Sveinn & Catchpole, Thomas L. & Bellido, Jose M. & Eliasen, Søren Qvist & Goñi, Raquel & Madsen, Niels & Palial, 2015. "How can discards in European fisheries be mitigated? Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of potential mitigation methods," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 51(C), pages 366-374.
    3. Cláudia Fernandes, Ana & Pérez, Nélida & Prista, Nuno & Santos, Juan & Azevedo, Manuela, 2015. "Discards composition from Iberian trawl fleets," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 53(C), pages 33-44.
    4. Oliver, Shelby & Braccini, Matias & Newman, Stephen J. & Harvey, Euan S., 2015. "Global patterns in the bycatch of sharks and rays," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 86-97.
    5. Gullestad, P. & Blom, G. & Bakke, G. & Bogstad, B., 2015. "The “Discard Ban Package”: Experiences in efforts to improve the exploitation patterns in Norwegian fisheries," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 1-9.
    6. Veiga, Pedro & Pita, Cristina & Rangel, Mafalda & Gonçalves, Jorge M.S. & Campos, Aida & Fernandes, Paul G. & Sala, Antonello & Virgili, Massimo & Lucchetti, Alessandro & Brčić, Jure & Villasante, Seb, 2016. "The EU landing obligation and European small-scale fisheries: What are the odds for success?," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 64-71.
    7. Condie, H.M. & Grant, A. & Catchpole, T.L., 2014. "Incentivising selective fishing under a policy to ban discards; lessons from European and global fisheries," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 287-292.
    8. de Vos, B.I. & Döring, R. & Aranda, M. & Buisman, F.C. & Frangoudes, K. & Goti, L. & Macher, C. & Maravelias, C.D. & Murillas-Maza, A. & van der Valk, O. & Vasilakopoulos, P., 2016. "New modes of fisheries governance: Implementation of the landing obligation in four European countries," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 1-8.
    9. Eliasen, Søren Qvist, 2014. "Cod avoidance by area regulations in Kattegat – experiences for the implementation of a discard ban in the EU," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 108-113.

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