Fisheries management at the Millennium: perspectives from an island community

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    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
    Number of pages118
    ISBN (Print)9780415543958
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2009

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge Advances in Maritime Research


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