Title: Sustainable fisheries management plan for the Estonian fisheries in the Baltic Sea

Author(s): Merje Frey
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Supervisors: Eyjolfur Gudmundsson


This paper sets forth a layout of a sustainable fisheries management plan for the Estonian Baltic Sea fisheries. The plan takes into consideration the European Union’s (EU) principles of sustainable fisheries and the FAO Code of Conduct, as well as the principles of the Estonian fisheries plan. Both fisheries management and fisheries economics methods are used to analyse fisheries management measures.

There are two reasons, why I examined these issues. The first is that Estonia will be joining the EU in May 2004. Before Estonia unites with the EU it has to harmonise its legislation with EU legislation. The second reason is that Estonia lacks a long-term fisheries management plan in the Baltic Sea, which complies with the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

This is a draft of management plan, which could be the basis for a future management plan in the Estonian Baltic Sea fisheries.

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