Within the GAP2 project, we want to facilitate meaningful engagement with stakeholders to help develop solutions for sustainable fisheries and fishing communities. Several of the GAP2 cases studies are engaged in the development of long term management plans (LTMP), e.g. for the Western Baltic herring fisheries, North Sea mixed fisheries and North-western Mediterranean deep-sea red shrimp fisheries.
On 5th July 2012, Martin Pastoors (Work Package 3) moderated a workshop entitled “Making and using Long Term Management Plans (LTMPs): what’s different when stakeholders are involved?”. This pdf is a report of the event, summarising lessons learned from previous experiences when it comes to putting collaboratively generated management plans into use in European fisheries management.