Collaborative Research in Fisheries

Co-creating Knowledge for Fisheries Governance in Europe

  • Peter Holm
  • Maria Hadjimichael
  • Sebastian Linke
  • Steven Mackinson

Part of the MARE Publication Series book series (MARE, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Sebastian Linke, Maria Hadjimichael, Steven Mackinson, Petter Holm
    Pages 7-25
  3. Emma Pearson, Ewan Hunter, Alan Steer, Kevin Arscott, Paul J. B. Hart
    Pages 27-41
  4. Alfred Sandström, Johnny Norrgård, Thomas Axenrot, Malin Setzer, Tomas Jonsson
    Pages 43-59
  5. Lotte Worsøe Clausen, Verena Ohms, Christian Olesen, Reine Johansson, Peter Hopkins
    Pages 85-103
  6. Saša Raicevich, Mark Dubois, Marianna Bullo, Gianluca Franceschini, Monica Mion, Marco Nalon et al.
    Pages 121-140
  7. Petter Holm, Asgeir Aglen, Maiken Bjørkan, Jan I. Andersen
    Pages 141-158
  8. Maiken Bjørkan, Joan B. Company, Giulia Gorelli, Francesc Sardà, Conrad Massaguer
    Pages 159-178
  9. Manon Airaud, Laurent Tezenas, Gala Moreno, Laurent Dagorn, Jefferson Murua
    Pages 193-212
  10. Stuart J. Hetherington, Victoria A. Bendall
    Pages 263-277
  11. Petter Holm, Maria Hadjimichael, Steven Mackinson, Sebastian Linke
    Pages 279-303
  12. Steven Mackinson, Petter Holm, Maria Hadjimichael
    Pages 305-313
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 315-320

About this book


This book is about the ongoing transition of fisheries governance, from top-down command and control towards a more transparent and participatory form. It focuses on the emergence of research practices and advice frameworks that allow co-creation of common knowledge bases for management. Drawing from 8 years of research in GAP, a two-stage 7th framework EU project, the book offers a critical examination of how knowledge practices in fisheries governance are changing. The entry point for this research is a series of practical experiments in the unchartered terrain of collaborative research. To gain insight into the ongoing transition in European fisheries management, GAP initiated and carried out 13 Case Studies in different settings across Europe. In each case study, a team of fishers and marine scientists worked together to identify, plan and implement research projects intended to make a difference. The cases vary. They take on different management issues and shape the collaborations in different ways. The extent to which they succeed in realizing their objectives also differs. They are all contributing important insights into the possibilities of co-creating knowledge for management purposes. The book delves into the individual experiences of each case study as well as the lessons they contribute as a whole.  The examination concludes that while research partnerships are not always easy to establish, they are an important step towards better fisheries governance. Without a common knowledge base for fisheries governance, co-created through collaborative research practices, sustainable fisheries will remain out of reach.


Fisheries governance Participatory governance Co-management and co-creation of common knowledge bases Fishermen's knowledge Sustainable fisheries GAP2 case studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Holm
    • 1
  • Maria Hadjimichael
    • 2
  • Sebastian Linke
    • 3
  • Steven Mackinson
    • 4
  1. 1.Norwegian College of Fishery ScienceUiT The Arctic University of NorwayTromsøNorway
  2. 2.Innovative Fisheries Management, Department of Planning, Aalborg University, Aalborg, DenmarkUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus
  3. 3.School of Global StudiesUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden
  4. 4.Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), Lowestoft, Suffolk, UKScottish Pelagic Fishermen’s AssociationFraserburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Crown 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26783-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26784-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2212-6260
  • Series Online ISSN 2212-6279
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