Food security and safety in fisheries governance : A case study on Baltic herring

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Fisheries and Environmental Management Group en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme en Pihlajamäki, Mia Sarkki, Simo Haapasaari, Päivi 2018-11-22T09:31:01Z 2018-11-22T09:31:01Z 2018-11
dc.identifier.citation Pihlajamäki , M , Sarkki , S & Haapasaari , P 2018 , ' Food security and safety in fisheries governance : A case study on Baltic herring ' , Marine Policy , vol. 97 , , pp. 211-219 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0308-597X
dc.identifier.other PURE: 115171276
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 6215f3bd-b688-413a-afb4-23805159a851
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85049925129
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000448099300026
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-1322-0558/work/51565304
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-9342-5195/work/68614188
dc.description.abstract One of the objectives of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is to increase the contribution of fisheries to fish food availability and self-sufficiency. Still, the use of catch is often a secondary concern in fisheries governance and management – or not a concern at all – while the focus is on harvesting. This paper examines how the use of forage fish for human consumption can be increased within the limits of sustainability, using Baltic herring as a case study. Baltic herring contains high levels of dioxins and the human consumption is very low: the catches are mostly used for industrial purposes. The paper uses a participatory backcasting exercise to define a desirable future vision for the use of Baltic herring catch and to develop pathways of actor-specific governance actions to increase the use of the fish as a safe-to-eat food. The results reveal that increasing the contribution of forage fish, such as Baltic herring, to food security entails a paradigm shift in fisheries governance that involves 1) inclusion of well-defined objectives for catch use in the EU CFP and the related regional multiannual plans, 2) broadening the scope of the MSY-driven governance and management to one that addresses catch use, and 3) proactive catch use governance. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Marine Policy
dc.rights en
dc.subject 5141 Sociology en
dc.subject PARADIGM SHIFT en
dc.subject FORAGE FISH en
dc.subject DIOXINS en
dc.title Food security and safety in fisheries governance : A case study on Baltic herring en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Non Peer reviewed
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/other

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