An overview of marine fisheries management in China

Shen, G. & Heino, M. ORCID: (2014). An overview of marine fisheries management in China. Marine Policy 44 265-272. 10.1016/j.marpol.2013.09.012.

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China is the world's largest country in terms of fish production, yet its fisheries management is comparatively unknown outside the country. This article gives an overview of the current management system and highlights some of its challenges. In the past 30 years, the Department of Fishery Administration has formulated and organized a series of conservation and management regimes and measures. The most important tools are minimum mesh size regulation and a range of input control measures, including seasonal closures and attempts to control fishing capacity through licensing and limiting total engine power. However, fisheries output is only controlled through a nation-wide total catch limit. Certain progress has been achieved, but there are still problems as the resource situation is poor. While the existing measures could, in principle, improve sustainability, their enforcement is insufficient, and they do not limit fishing effort in a way that would allow recovery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fisheries management; China; Input control; Enforcement
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Bibliographic Reference: Marine Policy; 44:265-272 (February 2014) (Published online 8 October 2013)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:51
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:24

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