The Conflict between Static Gear and Mobile Gear in Inshore Fisheries

15-07-2014

The majority of fishing vessels and fishers in Europe are engaged in inshore fisheries. These fisheries utilise a diverse range of fishing techniques that have been selected to suite the species and conditions in which they operate. This analysis describes the causes and consequences of conflict among different sectors, how these fishing gears operate, and the different ways in which they impact upon the marine environment. Solutions are proposed to reduce conflict through investment and innovative management approaches.

The majority of fishing vessels and fishers in Europe are engaged in inshore fisheries. These fisheries utilise a diverse range of fishing techniques that have been selected to suite the species and conditions in which they operate. This analysis describes the causes and consequences of conflict among different sectors, how these fishing gears operate, and the different ways in which they impact upon the marine environment. Solutions are proposed to reduce conflict through investment and innovative management approaches.