Is there a future for artisanal fisheries in the western mediterranean?

COORDINACIÓN PESQUERA MEDITERRÁNEA
(COPEMED)

Is there a future for
artisanal fisheries in the
western Mediterranean?

by

Ray C. Griffiths
Rafael Robles
Salvatore R. Coppola
Juan Antonio Camiñas


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2007



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Contents



INTRODUCTION
The physical context
The ecological context
The cultural context
Two other considerations
Two other considerations
THE SPECIES, THEIR HABITAT AND THE FISHERIES
Introduction
Important species
Moderately important species
Not important species
THE FISHING GEAR
Nets
Dredges
Traps
Hooks
Harpoons
Tongs
Other tricks
Fish-attracting devices (FADs)
"Ghost" fishing
IS THERE A FUTURE FOR ARTISANAL FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN?
Introduction
The past
The present
The future
CONCLUSIONS

FURTHER READING

ANNEX I
The common names of all the target species and principal accessory species
of the artisanal fisheries of the western Mediterranean

ANNEX II
The principal heavy metals in the marine environment, their sources and their effects

ANNEX III
Endangered species in the context of the Mediterranean region

ANNEX IV
The principal interactions amongst the main users of the coastal zone