The Community¿s Common Fisheries Policy was established to ensure that the exploitation of living aquatic resources in Community waters and by Community fisheries is carried out at sustainable levels. However, since its inception in 1970, the CFP has pursued conflicting objectives. On one hand, it has tried to manage fisheries by establishing and implementing a complex system of conservation, control and enforcement measures.
On the other hand, it has heavily subsidised its fisheries sector to secure food supplies, increase employment and the sector¿s competitiveness as well as to further economic development in coastal regions. It is the purpose of this book to: explain and make accessible the CFP¿s complex management and promotional regimes; identify problems and failures in both systems; assess whether CFP measures are coherent as well as consistent with higher ranking law, (d) find out how consistency between promotion and management can be increased.
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