Publisher: Nofima AS
Number of pages: 53
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Open Access: green
In this report we focus on “fjord lines” – a regulatory scheme originally introduced in order to protect coastal cod from too high fishing pressure – and how they impact on different actors in fisheries industry. We study two distinct cases where this form of regulation is employed: the seine fishery for saithe in Varanger (East Finnmark) and exemption for the seine fishery for herring in North of Nordland and in Troms in the period September¬–April.
Our analysis highlights the differences between these “fjord line” cases and develop a model well suited for studying area regulations in general, and their impact for environmental, economic and social sustainability.