Using indicators based on primary fisheries' data for assessing the development of the German Baltic small-scale fishery and reviewing its adaptation potential to changes in resource abundance and management during 2000-09.

Papaioannou, Eva, Vafeidis, Athanasios, Quaas, Martin, Schmidt, Jörn and Strehlow, Harry V. (2014) Using indicators based on primary fisheries' data for assessing the development of the German Baltic small-scale fishery and reviewing its adaptation potential to changes in resource abundance and management during 2000-09. Ocean & Coastal Management, 98 . pp. 38-50.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Despite recent progress in the study of the German Baltic Small-Scale Fishery (SSF), there is still a lack of relevant data and quantitative assessments of the SSF sector's key characteristics (e.g. fleet, catch). Moreover, little insight exists on the impacts of past environmental and management changes on the German Baltic SSF. Using a spatial database developed specifically for the German Baltic SSF sector, we assess the sector's key structural and operational characteristics (vessel numbers, gears, landings and target species) to review its development during the period between 2000-09. We link exhibited trends with changes that took place in the wider Baltic Sea region in fisheries' resource abundance and management, in order to provide insights in the sector's adaptation potential to past changes. Results suggest that the SSF was affected by changes in the abundance and allocation of fishing opportunities (TACs) of major target species (herring and cod) and technical measures for fishing gear. There is also evidence to suggest that the SSF was affected by measures directed to the activity of the Large-Scale Fishery (LSF). We argue that such an approach can provide new insights on the impacts of future management changes or incidents of environmental variability on the SSF sector and is crucial in order to effectively integrate SSFs within policy. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 0 Quaas, Martin/C-4220-2012 Quaas, Martin/0000-0003-0812-8829 0
Research affiliation: Kiel University > Kiel Marine Science
Kiel University
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R03
UNSPECIFIED
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R06
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R02
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R01
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0964-5691
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 12:36
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2017 13:07
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/28093

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item