Implementing MSY management

The work on implementation of MSY management combines results of fisheries modelling with results from various participatory settings. To ensure this, the work was carried out in several inter- and transdisciplinary Myfish work tasks each using individual research approaches which combined natural and social science methods and results. The project identified the implications for governance of MSY management in a synthesis of three major studies. The studies investigate how regionalization under the new CFP can succeed. Striving for both economic growth and social equity is unlikely to be a coherent strategy and as strategies and policies focus on economic growth, it is difficult to see how these same policies can balance economic, social and ecosystem considerations. Social and socio- economic aspects of importance to the implementation of management measures were identified by taking into account experiences and ideas from the fisheries sectors and together with guidance on how to address the challenges in the transition periods to full MSY management under the new CFP to reach long term sustainability targets without sacrificing the short term considerations. Myfish contributed to the innovative development of fisheries management plans in all case studies, by including the social aspects of fisheries management, addressed through active stakeholder involvement. Such inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to management advice can result in higher legitimacy and ultimately lead to more effective and efficient management. You can read more about the work here.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 /2007-2013) under grant agreement no 289257. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.