|Practical issues in choosing a framework for resource assessment and management of Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries|
Caddy, J.F. (2009). Practical issues in choosing a framework for resource assessment and management of Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries. Mediterr. Mar. Sci. 10(1): 83-119
In: Mediterranean Marine Science. National Centre for Marine Research: Athina. ISSN 1108-393X, more
Resource management; Stock assessment; Marine
Local context and practical constraints are important in deciding on assessment procedures forMediterranean and Black Sea fisheries, and in formulating management measures that reflect theresource life history, fishery configuration and availability of data. A brief review of existing methods isprovided, and a recommendation that practical approaches need to focus on developing the indicatorsand reference points appropriate for fisheries management decisions. In both the Black Sea and MediterraneanSea proper, experience suggests environmental and ecosystem concerns must be given a high priorityin the assessment process.