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The present report contains the account of a two-day interdisciplinary workshop convened in Brussels in December 2001 by the INCO Programme of the European Commission's Research DG. The participants identified market and institutional failures in the fishing and the aquaculture industries as among the most serious reasons for the current crisis. They also identified research priorities to chart pathways to a sustainable future through restoration of degraded ecosystems, adding value to aquatic resources products and ensuring more choice and participation by stakeholders. The group considered some measures could be taken on the basis of available knowledge. It recommended improved communication of scientific knowledge to a wide range of stakeholders, and setting up case studies for rehabilitation with interested fisheries in different parts of the world. Consumers, fish processors and marketers promoting healthy and sustainable food could also influence fishing strategies by refusing to buy fish that are too small to have reproduced at least once.

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Authors: DES CLERS S (EDITOR), University College London (GB);NAUEN C E (EDITOR), European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: ACP-EU Fisheries Research Initiative, Report no. 13. EUR 20432 EN (2002), 72pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20432-3L-C Available from: Information Desk of DG Research, International Relations, 8 Square de Meeûs, B-1049 Brussels (BE) E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-4355-3
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