Is Europe ready for a results-based approach to fisheries management? The voice of stakeholders

Jose L. Santiago; Marta A. Ballesteros; Rosa Chapela; Cristina Silva; Kåre N. Nielsen; Mafalda Rangel; Karim Erzini; Laura Wise; Aida Campos; Maria F. Borges; Antonello Sala; Massimo Virgili; Jónas R. Viðarsson; Alan Baudron; Paul G. Fernandes

a Fisheries Socioeconomic Department, Centro Tecnológico del Mar-Fundación CETMAR, Eduardo Cabello s/n, CP 36208, Vigo, Spainb Campus do Mar, International Campus of Excellence, Vigo, Spainc Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, I. P. (IPMA), Lisboa, Portugald The Arctic University of Norway, Troms?, Norwaye Centre of Marine Sciences – CCMAR, University of the Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugalf National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR), Ancona, Italyg Matis Ltd., Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D, Reykjavik, Icelandh Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK

【Abstract】The reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), adopted by the European Union in 2013, aims to achieve sustainable exploitation of marine resources. Beyond the mainstream of stakeholders׳ engagement, the literature increasingly calls for shared accountability in fisheries management. In such scenarios, identifying stakeholders׳ insights becomes critical for a successful design of innovative management approaches. This paper analyses how the stakeholders perceive a results-based management system for four fisheries in different European sea-basins as well as at a pan-European level. The results indicate a need for adaptive and participatory management approaches, building on regional adaptations within transparent and plural frameworks for fisheries. To succeed, the system should explicitly address its associated public and private costs; neither participation nor accountability comes for free.

【Keyword】 Fisheries׳ stakeholders; Results-based management; Co-management; Participation; Stakeholder analysis