Recontextualising Inshore Fisheries: The changing Face of British Inshore Fisheries Management

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Author(s)Phillipson J, Symes D
Publication type Article
JournalMarine Policy
ISSN (print)0308-597X
ISSN (electronic)1872-9460
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Inshore fisheries are coming under increasing pressure to account for wider environmental impacts and relations with other users of marine space. However approaches to inshore fisheries management across Britain’s devolved governments are becoming even more strikingly divergent. While in England the century old local Sea Fisheries Committees are to be replaced with modernised structures, and in Scotland there are efforts to move to a locally driven management system, in Wales there has been a retreat from local co-management. Not only do the reforms pose ongoing challenges for good governance, not least in the handling of cross-scale interactions and user group participation, but they may also fall short in providing for systematic and full integration of fisheries and marine environmental management
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