Swedish coastal herring fisheries in the wake of an ITQ system

TitleSwedish coastal herring fisheries in the wake of an ITQ system
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWaldo S, Berndt K, Hammarlund C, Lindegren M, Nilsson A, Persson A
JournalMarine Policy
Date Published2013/03
ISBN Number0308-597X
Accession NumberWOS:000313769600035

The European common fisheries policy (CFP) advocates measures to sustain small-scale fisheries; hence, in the European Commission's proposal for a reformed CFP, these are exempted from a mandatory system with tradable fishing concessions. This opens up for management actions designed for small-scale fisheries, but also implies new management issues. This article provides insights into the topic based on a Swedish small-scale herring fishery in the western Baltic Sea that was exempted from an ITQ-system. The fishery has been profitable since the system was introduced, and the increasing effort of both incumbent fishermen and new entrants implies a situation where fishermen compete for a limited quota. The migratory pattern of the herring implies high densities in the southern parts of the fishing areas during spring and in the northern parts during autumn. This forms the basis for two different fisheries in the area, as well as for the current management proposal to divide!

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