Morning at the Westensee near Kiel
Introduction Ecosystem Approach Principles Fishery Student Pages

Fisheries and Ecosystems Approach

Definitions: Fishery – includes marine resources that can be used these are: fish, shellfish, clams, corals and many more living organisms which are used for many purposes.10

Over 70 % of global stocks are over fished that number includes ∼10 % that are depleted severely.

Fish stocks may suffer because of:

Solutions

BUT WE CAN MANAGE HUMAN ACTIVITIES -> Sustainable Fisheries9

Establishing an Ecosystem Approach to Management: "North Sea example"

Bergen Declaration – Fifth International Conference on the Protection of the North Sea8

During that meeting repentances of different countries agree that management of North Sea will be guided by the conceptual framework. That guidelines are set out in Annex 2, which includes:

by Basia Wilga, Gosia Oledzka, and Yvonne Verlinde – 2006
Ecology Centre Kiel – Master’s Programme Environmental Management