Fisheries in the Black Sea

15-12-2010

This paper is a review of the fisheries sector in the Black Sea region, and presents the main marine resources and the evolution of the Black Sea fisheries, as well as fisheries management and regional cooperation issues. The Black Sea has undergone major environmental changes, and a dramatic resource crisis occurred around 1990. Fisheries have been one of the drivers for these changes, but have also been affected by them. The combined effect of this crisis and the deteriorating economic conditions in the former communist states after 1989 reshaped the Black Sea fisheries.

This paper is a review of the fisheries sector in the Black Sea region, and presents the main marine resources and the evolution of the Black Sea fisheries, as well as fisheries management and regional cooperation issues. The Black Sea has undergone major environmental changes, and a dramatic resource crisis occurred around 1990. Fisheries have been one of the drivers for these changes, but have also been affected by them. The combined effect of this crisis and the deteriorating economic conditions in the former communist states after 1989 reshaped the Black Sea fisheries.