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Fishing communities along the Channel and Southern North Sea are facing challenges and changes at a time of strict regulation and measures to address the ‘crisis’ in fisheries. GIFS is a project co-funded by the Interreg IVa 2 Seas programme (the GIFS project was undertaken from December 2011 to September 2014) and aimed to understand the socio-economic and cultural importance of inshore fishing to better inform fisheries policy, coastal regeneration strategies and sustainable community development by:

  • Identifying best practice in coastal zone governance and marine fishing
  • Exploring the social and cultural values of fishing places and communities
  • Valuing the economic benefits of inshore fishing
  • Understanding grassroots perspectives on inshore fishing through the ‘voice’ of communities
  • Creating a ‘snapshot’ of fishing life at the start of the 21st century

This Portal, embedded in the Coastal and Marine Wiki, captures the output of the GIFS project in 7 themes (Background information, Economics, Education, Governance, Socio-cultural context, Fishing Past & Present and Tourism). All themes are accessible via the Overview map or can be consulted separately by clicking on the menu items.

The Interactive map is currently in development.



Overview Background information Economics Education Fishing Past&Present Governance Socio - Cultural Tourism
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