Fisheries management at the Millennium: perspectives from an island community

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Abstract

At the start of the new millennium many of the world’s fisheries are in a state of crisis as result of prolonged overfishing. This paper focuses on one fisheries dependent community (Shetland) and some of the initiatives being taken to try and ensure that its fisheries (and so the community itself) have a long-term sustainable future. These have included the establishment of a system of community ownership of fish quotas, the cooperative management of a controversial industrial fishery, and the development of a local management system for inshore shellfish fisheries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging Britain's Marine and Coastal Environment
Subtitle of host publicationTowards a Sustainable Future
EditorsJonathan Potts, Hance D. Smith
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages102
Number of pages118
ISBN (Print)9780415543958
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2009

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Maritime Research

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