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
dc.contributor.author Pihlajamäki, Mia
dc.contributor.author Sarkki, Simo
dc.contributor.author Haapasaari, Päivi
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-22T09:31:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-22T09:31:01Z
dc.date.issued 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 , https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.06.003 , pp. 211-219 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.06.003 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.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/265090
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 PARTICIPATORY BACKCASTING en
dc.subject CATCH USE GOVERNANCE 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.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.06.003
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/other
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/status/NonPeerReviewed
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