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How does Axis 4 respond to these challenges?

The European Commission recognises that these complex and rapidly-evolving issues affecting fisheries areas and communities cannot be dealt with by traditional policies and tools on their own. It believes that because of the diversity of fisheries areas and of the problems confronting these areas, assistance should aim for an integrated local development approach, centred on a territorial strategy and adapted to the local situation. Therefore, under Axis 4, the design and implementation of the local development strategy is as decentralised as possible, with preference given to the involvement of private actors on the ground and a bottom-up approach.