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Implementing a Good Environmental Status in the Mediterranean Sea by 2020? Through the eyes of a small scale Fishing village - Sigri as a case study

Larsson, Jennie LU (2010) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN41 20101
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
By using a case study of a smallscale fishing community in the Mediterranean Sea, Sigri (Lesvos, Greece), this thesis aims at exploring the drivers and barriers for an effective local implementation of the target Good Environmental Status by 2020. The future of the Mediterranean Sea is increasingly linked to the people who live by its coasts and depend on it for their livelihoods. On the other hand, the potential for improving the lives of the same people will rely to a great degree on how well they will be able to manage the sea. There is a screaming demand for action and the question is whether or not the Marine Strategy Framework Directive can help meeting this need. While some countries are still mapping their habitat and assessing... (More)
By using a case study of a smallscale fishing community in the Mediterranean Sea, Sigri (Lesvos, Greece), this thesis aims at exploring the drivers and barriers for an effective local implementation of the target Good Environmental Status by 2020. The future of the Mediterranean Sea is increasingly linked to the people who live by its coasts and depend on it for their livelihoods. On the other hand, the potential for improving the lives of the same people will rely to a great degree on how well they will be able to manage the sea. There is a screaming demand for action and the question is whether or not the Marine Strategy Framework Directive can help meeting this need. While some countries are still mapping their habitat and assessing their coasts, the fish might run out and many marine eco-systems transform into dead zones. Will this be the case? In the end it all depends on the content of the measures and on how quick the changes can be implemented.
This paper takes a critical approach to the set target by 2020 and its correlation to the measures initiated by the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and possibilities for local implementation. The study provides an overview of the Directive and its implementation process, as well as expected outcomes. By identifying a number of drivers and barriers by the help of Ostroms Institutional Analysis and Development framework, this research will also provide some suggestions on how to improve identified barriers and facilitate an achievement of the target Good Environmental Status by 2020. (Less)
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author
Larsson, Jennie LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Implementation, Fishing village, Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Good Environmental Status
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2010:17
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
1784017
date added to LUP
2011-02-04 16:37:11
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2011-02-04 16:37:36
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  abstract     = {By using a case study of a smallscale fishing community in the Mediterranean Sea, Sigri (Lesvos, Greece), this thesis aims at exploring the drivers and barriers for an effective local implementation of the target Good Environmental Status by 2020. The future of the Mediterranean Sea is increasingly linked to the people who live by its coasts and depend on it for their livelihoods. On the other hand, the potential for improving the lives of the same people will rely to a great degree on how well they will be able to manage the sea. There is a screaming demand for action and the question is whether or not the Marine Strategy Framework Directive can help meeting this need. While some countries are still mapping their habitat and assessing their coasts, the fish might run out and many marine eco-systems transform into dead zones. Will this be the case? In the end it all depends on the content of the measures and on how quick the changes can be implemented.
This paper takes a critical approach to the set target by 2020 and its correlation to the measures initiated by the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and possibilities for local implementation. The study provides an overview of the Directive and its implementation process, as well as expected outcomes. By identifying a number of drivers and barriers by the help of Ostroms Institutional Analysis and Development framework, this research will also provide some suggestions on how to improve identified barriers and facilitate an achievement of the target Good Environmental Status by 2020.},
  author       = {Larsson, Jennie},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {Implementation,Fishing village,Marine Strategy Framework Directive,Good Environmental Status},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Implementing a Good Environmental Status in the Mediterranean Sea by 2020? Through the eyes of a small scale Fishing village - Sigri as a case study},
  year         = {2010},
}