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.
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 ofFisheries Economics and Trade, July 10-14, 2000, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.Compiled by Richard S. Johnston and Ann L. Shriver. InternationalInstitute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2001.