The allocation of fishing rights in UK fisheries

Aaron Hatcher, A. Read

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    The United Kingdom has a long history of fishing, reflecting its position as an island with a relatively long coastline and its proximity to the productive fishing grounds of the European continental shelf, notably the North Sea, the English Channel and the West of Scotland. The UK fisheries are heterogeneous and this is reflected in a complex fleet structure. The shape of the modern UK fleet is the product of technological and market changes together with political developments, in particular the loss of access to traditional distant water grounds (particularly Iceland and Greenland) in the 1970s and the development of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) by the European Community (EC - which the UK joined in 1972). Under the CFP (see below) there have been national quotas for most stocks since the early 1980s, coupled with a succession of fleet reduction programmes (the so-called MAGPs or multi-annual guidance programmes).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCase studies on the allocation of transferable quota rights in fisheries
    EditorsR. Shotton
    Place of PublicationRome
    PublisherFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9251046751
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Publication series

    NameFAO Fisheries Technical Paper
    PublisherFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


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