The changing environment of fisheries policy in Europe

M. Aanesen, C.W. Armstrong, L.J.W. van Hoof

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This paper presents how environmental concerns emanating outside the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) are increasingly setting the stage for EU fisheries management. This is illustrated via what is termed the exogenous entrance of environmental concerns through the implementation of directives in EU policy. More endogenous entrance of environmental concerns occurs via stakeholder participation in Regional Advisory Councils (RACs) as well as market mechanisms, such as ecolabelling and traceability. This study discusses how these latter channels of environmental concern may have become a more potent and efficient way of reaching environmental goals, outside of the primacy of the CFP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1172-1177
JournalMarine Policy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Environmental concerns
  • EU fisheries policy


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