Depletion of marine resources as well as increasing in demand of fish is a widespread justification for the political intervention at international level on “small” vessels. The size of the vessel is the main attribute for what is defined as small-scale fisheries. This paper presents however a different perspective for the segmentation of fishing fleets based on social parameters. At the beginning we pose the question whether we should be in favour of all small-scale fisheries? Then we review the different typologies that have been used till now in other studies. We argue that a global classification of fleet based on size of vessel does not satisfy the diverse goals of all the studies in the field of fisheries. The cutting line between small-scale and large scale has been debated and it’s difficult to find a general consensus at international level. In general the segmentation is adapted in accordance with the goal of the research. In this study we focus on the small-scale fisheries of the European Union countries of the Mediterranean Sea. The parameters proposed in this study may serve the eventual socio-economic research on small-scale fisheries. Ultimately, the right definition of SSF would have implications for the political sphere on which fisheries to support in order to achieve ecological, economic and social sustainability.
|Titolo:||DEFINING SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES FROM A SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Citazione:||DEFINING SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES FROM A SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE / Soltanpour, Yazdan; Monaco, Clara; Iuri, Peri. - In: CALITATEA-ACCES LA SUCCES. - ISSN 1582-2559. - 18:S2(2017), pp. 425-430.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|