||Guyader Olivier1, Beugin Baptiste1, Lebechnech Léa2, Gonzalez Yeray Pérez3, Sieyro Alberto Bilbao3, Pavon Maria Ninoska3, Costa Daniela4, Rita Gualberto4, Lucas Jorge5
One of the key goals of this report is to compare the fisheries governance systems in the different outermost regions in the context of the Common Fishery Policy (CFP). By fisheries governance systems, we mean the different institutions and the collective action processes by which decision making in fisheries management is established and the different set of laws, rules set for the regulation of the fishing activities. The Common Fishery Policy is often seen as a top-down process and the aim of the task was to identify and compare the role of fisher organizations and regional administration in the management of fisheries resources. Based on a better understanding of how each organization is functioning and which type of competencies such organizations have concerning resources management, a comparison could also strengthen the links between the different fishers organizations in the perspective of the new advisory council for the ORs but not only. Another objective is also to identify good practices (but also drawbacks of current regulations) with particular emphasis on whether or not these models could be used as examples in other ORs, in order to ensure long-term sustainable fisheries contributing to the CFP objectives. That is why, a complementary objective was to provide a detailed analysis of the regulations which apply in each ORs to identify the origin (EU, national, regional, local) of the different measures, their objectives (fisheries regulation, ecosystem and biodiversity conservation, …) and the characteristics of the regulations in terms of scope (conservation measures, access regulation measures including conflict regulation between fishing activities).