Österblom and his colleagues developed a broad literature review identifying best fisheries management practices, serving as a background document informing a centre hosted meeting of experts in European fisheries policy. This workshop refined the conclusions of the review and identified ways forward.
The project team then conducted interview-based assessments of fisheries in Canada, the US and Norway which had previously been identified as performing well (see Pitcher et al. 2009 in Nature). These assessments served as supporting data to the material encountered in the scientific literature.
The assessments, in combination with the literature review, identified incentives contributing to successful fisheries governance. Taken together, these findings served as background material for a second round of dialogue.
The second series of workshops were held with European practitioners and NGOs to examine the degree to which the findings in the draft final report were recognized among policy actors involved in the Common Fisheries Policy reform process.
Specific recommendations of the report and the scientific paper relating to regional approaches of ecosystem management are now evident in the current positions of the Common Fisheries Policy reform process, including the adoption of basic regulations emphasizing good governance and regionalization.
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