Purchase fishing permits and/or vessels from fishers
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Fishing can impact subtidal benthic invertebrates through species removal or habitat damage from fishing gear coming into contact with the seabed (Collie et al. 2000). Schemes can be set up where fishing permits and/or vessels are purchased from fishers. This can reduce fishing effort in an area due to fewer fishing boats operating (Gleason et al. 2013), thereby potentially reducing the impact on the seabed, the amount of unwanted catch, and overall threat to subtidal benthic invertebrates.
Collie J.S., Hall S.J., Kaiser M.J. & Poiner I.R. (2000) A quantitative analysis of fishing impacts on shelf‐sea benthos. Journal of Animal Ecology, 69, 785–798.
Gleason M., Feller E.M., Merrifield M., Copps S., Fujita R.O.D., Bell M., Rienecke S. & Cook C. (2013) A transactional and collaborative approach to reducing effects of bottom trawling. Conservation Biology, 27, 470–479.