Three Pillars of Fisheries Policy

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    The causes of overfishing are reviewed along with deficiencies in top-down input-regulated fisheries management. An alternative is the three pillars of fisheries policy intended to ensure sustainable, economically viable fisheries and marine ecosystems. The first pillar are incentives that promote a long-term interest in both fisheries and marine ecosystems; the second are targets that account for the bioeconomics of fisheries; and the third, adaptive management practices, especially marine protected areas, that promote resilience against ecosystem disturbances. Collectively, the three pillars offer a practical and proven combination to 'turn the tide' and help overcome the overexploitation prevalent in many of the world's marine capture fisheries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)609-614
    JournalAsia & The Pacific Policy Studies
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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