Integration of fisheries into marine spatial planning: Quo vadis?

Type Article
Date 2018-02
Language English
Author(s) Janssen Holger1, Bastardie Francois3, Eero Margit3, Hamon Katell2, Hinrichsen Hans-Harald5, Marchal PaulORCID4, Nielsen J. Rasmus3, Le Pape Olivier6, Schulze Torsten7, Simons Sarah7, Teal Lorna R.8, Tidd Alex9, 10
Affiliation(s) 1 : Leibniz Inst Balt Sea Res Wamemilnde IOW, Seestrasse 15, D-18119 Rostock, Germany.
2 : LEI Wageningen UR, NL-2502 LS The Hague, Netherlands.
3 : Tech Univ Denmark, Natl Inst Aquat Resources, DTU Aqua, Charlottenlund Castle, DK-2920 Charlottenlund, Denmark.
4 : IFREMER, Channel & North Sea Fisheries Res Unit, 150 Quai Gambetta,BP 699, F-62321 Boulogne, France.
5 : GEOMAR Helmholtz Ctr Ocean Res Kiel, Dustembrooker Weg 20, D-24105 Kiel, Germany.
6 : AGROCAMPUS QUEST, UMR ESE Ecol & sante ecosyst 985, F-35042 Rennes, France.
7 : Inst Sea Fisheries, TI, Palmaille 9, D-22767 Hamburg, Germany.
8 : Inst Marine Resources & Ecosyst Studies, POB 68, NL-1970 AB Ijmuiden, Netherlands.
9 : Cefas, Pakefield Rd, Lowestoft NR33 OHT, Suffolk, England.
10 : South Pacific Commiss, Noumea, New Caledonia.
Source Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science (0272-7714) (Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd), 2018-02 , Vol. 201 , P. 105-113
DOI 10.1016/j.ecss.2017.01.003
WOS© Times Cited 43
Keyword(s) Fisheries, Marine space, Maritime spatial planning, MSP, Marine governance, EBM
Abstract The relationship between fisheries and marine spatial planning (MSP) is still widely unsettled. While several scientific studies highlight the strong relation between fisheries and MSP, as well as ways in which fisheries could be included in MSP, the actual integration of fisheries into MSP often fails. In this article, we review the state of the art and latest progress in research on various challenges in the integration of fisheries into MSP. The reviewed studies address a wide range of integration challenges, starting with techniques to analyse where fishermen actually fish, assessing the drivers for fishermen's behaviour, seasonal dynamics and long-term spatial changes of commercial fish species under various anthropogenic pressures along their successive life stages, the effects of spatial competition on fisheries and projections on those spaces that might become important fishing areas in the future, and finally, examining how fisheries could benefit from MSP. This paper gives an overview of the latest developments on concepts, tools, and methods. It becomes apparent that the spatial and temporal dynamics of fish and fisheries, as well as the definition of spatial preferences, remain major challenges, but that an integration of fisheries is already possible today.
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Janssen Holger, Bastardie Francois, Eero Margit, Hamon Katell, Hinrichsen Hans-Harald, Marchal Paul, Nielsen J. Rasmus, Le Pape Olivier, Schulze Torsten, Simons Sarah, Teal Lorna R., Tidd Alex (2018). Integration of fisheries into marine spatial planning: Quo vadis? Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 201, 105-113. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :