|Nachhaltige Entwicklung der Hochseefischerei = Sustainable development of high seas fisheries|
Hubold, G. (2000). Nachhaltige Entwicklung der Hochseefischerei = Sustainable development of high seas fisheries. Inf. Fischwirtsch. Fischereiforsch. 47(4): 163-179
In: Informationen für die Fischwirtschaft. Bundesforschungsanstalt für Fischerei: Hamburg. ISSN 0020-0344, more
The poor situation of fish stocks worldwide pointed out by FAO has led to a reconsideration of fishing concepts internationally. A brief outline of the world fishing situation is given, as well as that of the EU and Germany. Explanations of basic fishing parameters like catch, recruitment and fishing mortality are given and used to expound and graphically show the relation to overfishing and the new concept of the "precautionary principle" and "precautionary approach" for the goal of a sustainable fishery. This leads to recommendations for research and actions in respect to selectivity, adjustment of fishing capacity and new concepts of utilisation.