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The 1995 FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries Adopting, implementing or scoring results?
Hosch, G.; Ferraro, G.; Failler, P. (2011). The 1995 FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries Adopting, implementing or scoring results? Mar. Policy 35(2): 189-200. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2010.09.005
In: Marine Policy. Pergamon: Guildford. ISSN 0308-597X, more
Peer reviewed article  

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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Fisheries governance; Responsible fisheries; IUU fishing; Fishing

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  • Hosch, G.
  • Ferraro, G., more
  • Failler, P.

Abstract
    The paper presents the results of a major assessment of Code adoption and implementation in nine fishing countries in Asia (China Thailand Vietnam) Africa (Senegal Guinea Bissau and Guinea) and in the Caribbean (Jamaica Dominican Republic and Trinidad & Tobago) which are part of the international research project ECOST The main findings are that the Code as an international policy instrument remains relevant and adaptable to the current international fisheries context and that its guiding principles and provisions have been endorsed and adopted in almost unanimous fashion by the countries covered and integrated into fisheries policy letters and legal frameworks However results also suggest that tackling the truly difficult issues in fisheries such as combating illegal unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing or adjusting fishing overcapacity has been a lot less successful The design and implementation of necessary measures often remains very weak in domains with important economic and political dimensions The causes for this are attributed to a mix of administrative inertia lack of political will and stamina and short-sighted economic considerations

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