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Integration of fisheries into marine spatial planning: quo vadis?


Janssen, H and Bastardie, F and Eero, M and Hamon, KG and Hinrichsen, H-H and Marchal, P and Nielsen, JR and Le Pape, O and Schulze, T and Simons, S and Teal, LR and Tidd, A, Integration of fisheries into marine spatial planning: quo vadis?, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 201 pp. 105-113. ISSN 0272-7714 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2017.01.003


The relationship between fisheries and marine spatial planning (MSP) is still widely unsettled. While several scientific studies highlight the strong relation between fisheries and MSP, as well as ways in which fisheries could be included in MSP, the actual integration of fisheries into MSP often fails. In this article, we review the state of the art and latest progress in research on various challenges in the integration of fisheries into MSP. The reviewed studies address a wide range of integration challenges, starting with techniques to analyse where fishermen actually fish, assessing the drivers for fishermen's behaviour, seasonal dynamics and long-term spatial changes of commercial fish species under various anthropogenic pressures along their successive life stages, the effects of spatial competition on fisheries and projections on those spaces that might become important fishing areas in the future, and finally, examining how fisheries could benefit from MSP. This paper gives an overview of the latest developments on concepts, tools, and methods. It becomes apparent that the spatial and temporal dynamics of fish and fisheries, as well as the definition of spatial preferences, remain major challenges, but that an integration of fisheries is already possible today.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:fisheries, marine space, maritime spatial planning, MSP, marine governance, EBM
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Tidd, A (Dr Alexander Tidd)
ID Code:116212
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:38
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-05-03
Last Modified:2019-09-18
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