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Practical steps toward integrating economic, social and institutional elements in fisheries policy and management

Stephenson, Robert; Benson, Ashleen; Brooks, Kathryn (Kate); Charles, Anthony; Degnbol, Poul; Dichmont, Catherine M.; Kraan, Marloes; Pascoe, Sean; Paul, Stacey; Rindorf, Anna Mari; Wiber, Melanie

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While international agreements and legislation call for incorporation of four pillars of sustainability, the social (including cultural), economic and institutional aspects (the â € human dimension') have been relatively neglected to date. Three key impediments have been identified: a relative lack of explicit social, economic and institutional objectives; a general lack of process (frameworks, governance) for routine integration of all four pillars of sustainability; and a bias towards...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorStephenson, Robert
dc.contributor.authorBenson, Ashleen
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Kathryn (Kate)
dc.contributor.authorCharles, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorDegnbol, Poul
dc.contributor.authorDichmont, Catherine M.
dc.contributor.authorKraan, Marloes
dc.contributor.authorPascoe, Sean
dc.contributor.authorPaul, Stacey
dc.contributor.authorRindorf, Anna Mari
dc.contributor.authorWiber, Melanie
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-30T00:50:55Z
dc.identifier.issn1054-3139
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/160758
dc.description.abstractWhile international agreements and legislation call for incorporation of four pillars of sustainability, the social (including cultural), economic and institutional aspects (the â € human dimension') have been relatively neglected to date. Three key impediments have been identified: a relative lack of explicit social, economic and institutional objectives; a general lack of process (frameworks, governance) for routine integration of all four pillars of sustainability; and a bias towards biological considerations. Practical integration requires a systems' approach with explicit consideration of strategic and operational aspects of management; multidisciplinary or transdisciplinary evaluations; practical objectives for the four pillars of sustainability; appropriate participation; and a governance system that is able to integrate these diverse considerations in management. We challenge all involved in fisheries to immediately take five practical steps toward integrating ecological, economic, social and institutional aspects: (1) Adopt the perspective of the fishery as a system' with interacting natural, human and management elements; (2) Be aware of both strategic and operational aspects of fisheries assessment and management; (3) Articulate overarching objectives that incorporate all four pillars of sustainability; (4) Encourage appropriate (and diverse) disciplinary participation in all aspects of research, evaluation and management; and (5) Encourage development of (or emulate) participatory governance.
dc.format.extent9 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.rights© Canadian Crown Copyright 2017.
dc.sourceICES Journal of Marine Science
dc.subjectecosystem approach
dc.subjectfisheries sustainability
dc.subjectintegrated management
dc.subjectintegrating social and economic aspects
dc.subjectsocial–ecological system
dc.titlePractical steps toward integrating economic, social and institutional elements in fisheries policy and management
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume74
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-03-16
dc.date.issued2017-09
local.identifier.absfor160899 - Sociology not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4485658xPUB284
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.elsevier.com/en-au
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationStephenson, Robert, St Andrews Biological Station
local.contributor.affiliationBenson, Ashleen, University of New Brunswick
local.contributor.affiliationBrooks, Kathryn (Kate), College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationCharles, Anthony, Saint Mary's University
local.contributor.affiliationDegnbol, Poul, Aalborg University
local.contributor.affiliationDichmont, Catherine M., Cathy Dichmont Consulting
local.contributor.affiliationKraan, Marloes, Wageningen Marine Research
local.contributor.affiliationPascoe, Sean, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
local.contributor.affiliationPaul, Stacey, St Andrews Biological Station
local.contributor.affiliationRindorf, Anna Mari, Technical University of Denmark
local.contributor.affiliationWiber, Melanie, University of New Brunswick
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.identifier.essn1095-9289
local.bibliographicCitation.issue7
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1981
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1989
local.identifier.doi10.1093/icesjms/fsx057
dc.date.updated2019-03-12T07:35:23Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85027574998
dc.provenancehttp://sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1054-3139/Author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing). Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) with a 12 months embargo (Sherpa/Romeo as of 30/4/2019)
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