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Incorporating fisheries interests in national oceans policymaking

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The principal aim of national oceans policymaking is to identify and assess all current

    and future uses of ocean spaces and resources in order to facilitate the making of

    effectivemanagement arrangements for them. There are a myriad of actual and potential

    uses of the oceans. They can lead to a range of potentially conflicting interests across

    different sectors. This means that it is a daunting and politically fraught task to integrate

    management of all ocean uses. Fisheries is a key sector that must feature in any effective

    national oceans policy. This is because fishing is the most intensive use of marine

    space and resources and the fishing industry is a key contributor to many national

    economies. A challenge for the incorporation of fisheries interests in national oceans

    policymaking is that fisheries is a diverse sector. In addition to commercial fishing,

    it includes recreational fishing and, in some countries, indigenous and subsistence

    fishing. Fishing also has an international and regional dimension and it overlaps with

    aquaculture. This article identifies the range of fisheries interests and considers how

    they are incorporated into national oceans policymaking, focusing on Australia and

    Canada.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • W. Gullett, 'Incorporating fisheries interests in national oceans policymaking' (2012) 40 (2) Coastal Management 222-233.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84858177589

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/525

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 222

End Page


  • 233

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • The principal aim of national oceans policymaking is to identify and assess all current

    and future uses of ocean spaces and resources in order to facilitate the making of

    effectivemanagement arrangements for them. There are a myriad of actual and potential

    uses of the oceans. They can lead to a range of potentially conflicting interests across

    different sectors. This means that it is a daunting and politically fraught task to integrate

    management of all ocean uses. Fisheries is a key sector that must feature in any effective

    national oceans policy. This is because fishing is the most intensive use of marine

    space and resources and the fishing industry is a key contributor to many national

    economies. A challenge for the incorporation of fisheries interests in national oceans

    policymaking is that fisheries is a diverse sector. In addition to commercial fishing,

    it includes recreational fishing and, in some countries, indigenous and subsistence

    fishing. Fishing also has an international and regional dimension and it overlaps with

    aquaculture. This article identifies the range of fisheries interests and considers how

    they are incorporated into national oceans policymaking, focusing on Australia and

    Canada.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • W. Gullett, 'Incorporating fisheries interests in national oceans policymaking' (2012) 40 (2) Coastal Management 222-233.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84858177589

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/525

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 222

End Page


  • 233

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States