Managing EC Inshore Fisheries

This report highlights the importance of Europe’s inshore waters for biodiversity, and the need to manage inshore fisheries in ways that are sensitive to local needs. It examines the nature of the inshore sector and provides an overview of its socio-economic importance in many of Europe’s remote coastal areas. It also analyses the existing policy structure for inshore fisheries management, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the inshore access restriction as a tool to promote sustainable fisheries.