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Economic policy, institutions and fisheries development in the Pacific

Petersen, Elizabeth


The South Pacific is home to the world’s largest and most valuable tuna fishery. Despite this, the Pacific island countries have found it tremendously difficult to capture significant economic rents from the resource. It is argued in this paper that poor economic policy partly explains this. However, poor policies are preventing the implementation of strong, cost-effective institutions for the governance of the fishery which, coupled with strong institutions for broad social and economic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Marine Policy
DOI: 10.1016/S0308-597X(02)00011-8


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