Chapter 9. Market-Based Mechanisms – Improving Fisheries Management?

  1. Dr Trevor Ward2 and
  2. Prof. Bruce Phillips3
  1. Duncan Leadbitter

Published Online: 20 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301380.ch9

Seafood Ecolabelling: Principles and Practice

Seafood Ecolabelling: Principles and Practice

How to Cite

Leadbitter, D. (2008) Market-Based Mechanisms – Improving Fisheries Management?, in Seafood Ecolabelling: Principles and Practice (eds T. Ward and B. Phillips), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301380.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia

  2. 3

    Department of Environmental Biology, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

Author Information

  1. Marine Stewardship Council, Asia Pacific, 10/46-48 Urunga Pde, Miranda, NSW 2228, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162661

Online ISBN: 9781444301380



  • trends in seafood trade;
  • illegal fishing - compelling issue;
  • private sector and demand control;
  • catch tracking and identification;
  • organisation for promotion of responsible tuna fishing (OPRT);
  • Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs);
  • Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES);
  • Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR);
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Trends in seafood trade

  • Impacts of trade on fish and fisheries

  • Illegal fishing – a compelling issue

  • The private sector and demand control

  • Issues associated with seafood ecolabelling

  • Sourcing policies – retailers and the food trade

  • Species bans and advisory cards

  • Threats and opportunities

  • Summary and conclusions

  • References