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Baltic Sea Regional Advisory Council As A Hybrid Management Framework For Sustainable Fisheries

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO090161

Volume

122

Pages

10

Page Range

163 - 172

Published

2009

Size

326 kb

Author(s)

R. Aps, M. Fetissov, L. Kell & H. Lassen

Abstract

The Baltic Sea Regional Advisory Council (BS RAC) was set up in March 2006 with the aim of contributing to sustainable use of the Baltic Sea fishery resources under the EU Common Fisheries Policy. The BS RAC can be seen as an international boundary organization mixing scientific and political elements, and mediating between the institutions of science and politics. This paper attempts to explore the performance of the BS RAC as a boundary organization in producing recommendations to the EU Commission. Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) methodology is used to identify the uncertainty reducing capacity of the evidence – information on argumentation strength available in the course of the advisory consultations. Keywords: Baltic Sea Regional Advisory Council, hybrid management, boundary organizations, decision overfishing.

Keywords

Baltic Sea Regional Advisory Council, hybrid management, boundary organizations, decision overfishing