Ecosystem-based fisheries management in Norway
The present paper presents the practical implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) in Norway.
This involves defining management objectives and developing simple and efficient tools to achieve an overview of management needs and prioritise among these, while integrating broader conservation issues and ensuring stakeholder involvement. A new Marine Resources Act entered into force in Norway in 2009. By integrating conservation and sustainable use as basic principles, the law represents a paradigm shift in the management of Norwegian fisheries.