The international institutional context for fishery management in the Mediterranean is changing due to the evolution of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean and the review of the Common Fisheries Policy due in 2002. This changing context offers an ideal opportunity to re-consider the fundamental fishery management strategy. It is widely proposed that only an effort-based management system can succeed in the Mediterranean. Yet in the fishery management literature and in practice in other fisheries around the world, it seems increasingly accepted that effort-based systems suffer significant drawbacks compared to other kinds of system. This paper evaluates the limits and advantages of an effort-based system given the particular nature of Mediterranean fisheries.
Keywords: Mediterranean, fishing effort, management, France
Catanzano, J., S. Cunningham and H. Rey. Fishery Management in the Mediterranean: An Evaluation of French Effort-based Management Systems. In: Microbehavior and Macroresults: Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 10-14, 2000, Corvallis, Oregon, USA. Compiled by Richard S. Johnston and Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2001.