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Regional fisheries management: virtual decision making in a pandemic


Haas, B and Davis, R and Hanich, Q, Regional fisheries management: virtual decision making in a pandemic, Marine Policy, 125 Article 104288. ISSN 0308-597X (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104288


The global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting on the fisheries sector and posing significant challenges for the management of transboundary fisheries. Due to travel bans and border closures, regional organizations are not able to hold face-to-face meetings. This commentary provides a summary of the meeting procedures of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations and Regional Organizations during the global pandemic. Most organizations have transitioned to online platforms and are holding virtual meetings. These online meetings impose significant challenges concerning sustainable fisheries management, such as limited discussions and negotiations on important issues. Thus to continue their work effectively, these organizations need to develop new decision-making procedures that are more resilient in the upcoming future.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:COVID-19, ocean governance, regional fisheries management organizations
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Haas, B (Miss Bianca Haas)
ID Code:142909
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2021-02-16
Last Modified:2021-03-31

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