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An analysis of the German Brown shrimp fishery MSC certification process

An analysis of the German Brown shrimp fishery MSC certification process

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The German Brown shrimp fishery occurs mainly in the shallow Wadden Sea where large concentrations of Brown shrimp (Crangon crangon) can be found. The Wadden Sea is an ecologically important nursery area for several flat fish and round fish species. In the European Union the Brown shrimp fishery is one of the fisheries which have besides technical regulations no restrictions. There is no common management and no limitation in landings, fishing effort and no quota scheme. In January 2010 177 German shrimp fishermen applied for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification to ensure that the impacts of the fishing activities on the environment are kept low as possible and to create a stable market price for the sector. The German Brown shrimp fishery is still in the process of obtaining the MSC certification. Since the application in 2010 the structure and the situation of the German shrimp fishery changed a lot. Since 2011 a management plan is in force, which was designed by the Producer Organisations of the Brown Shrimp fishery. This management plan contains measures where each fishery business has declared in a contract with their PO to follow the management measures in the management plan. The recent changes in the structure of the organisation of the shrimp fishery required a study of the new situation and therefore interviews with involved stakeholders and literature research was conducted. This study aims to provide recommendations to the German Brown Shrimp fishery in order to successfully obtain the MSC eco label.

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OrganisatieVan Hall Larenstein
InstituutKust en Zee Management
PartnersHogeschool Van Hall Larenstein
Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Ländliche Räume, Wald und Fischerei
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Datum2013-06-17
TypeBachelorscriptie
TaalEngels

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