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Objective hierarchy development for the management of EU fisheries

The overall aim of the study was to develop and analyse the actual objective structure present within EU fisheries management from the perspectives of the different interest groups, including associated priorities perceived.

This result describes the detailed development of the identification of multiple objectives and interest groups of the case study fisheries management systems. This includes the development of objective hierarchies describing the levels of goals of management and identification of groups who have direct interest in the management. Interaction with key groups was a key feature at this stage. Therefore, this result considered several stages from analysis of policy to analysis of the structures of the distinct case studies. It was at this stage that the case studies were finally chosen for analysis.

As such, this result also describes in detail these case studies from a structural, management and policy perspective. The main aim of this selection from a project perspective was to ensure that the majority of the diversity exhibited in European fisheries was included in one or more of the case studies selected. Hence, there are fisheries which are internationally important such as the English Channel fisheries and the North Sea demersal fisheries and which are nationally important such as Spanish coastal fisheries and the Danish Industrial fisheries.

Other aspects that are part of these fisheries include high relevance to quota species and non-quota species alike, artisanal fleets, commercial fleets, multi-gear fleets, multi-species fisheries and single species fisheries etc. The Objective Development Report (D2) is the main deliverable from this result. A joint project team paper has been published from this result. A joint conference paper was also presented from this result at the European Association of Fisheries Economists, 2001.

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