What do you understand by the following terms?

sustainable development

resource management

 
 

Sustainable development is a carefully calculated system of resource management which ensures that the current level of exploitation does not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Resource management is the control of the exploitation and use of resources in relation to environmental and economic costs.

 
 

KEY WORDS

fish stocks 

catch

Common Fisheries Policy

maximum sustainable yield

quota (kwo-tah)

 
 Fishing and resource management

Fishing and resource management

 

CASE STUDY: COMMON FISHERIES POLICY

Established in 1983 with two aims:

  • Protect Europe's fish stocks

  • Protect Europe's fishing business and coastal communities

But, by 2009:

  • 88% of fish stocks overfished
  • 30% of fish at risk of disappearing
  • 40% fewer fisherman
  • 25% fewer boats
  • 45% reduction catch

Explain how quotas work

What solutions are proposed?

Describe the problems of the CFP

What is being done about this?