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Incentive-based approaches to sustainable fisheries [April 2005]

Arnason, Ragnar; Bjorndal, Trond; Campbell, David; Campbell, Harry F; Clark, Colin W; Grafton, Quentin

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Using examples from more than a dozen fisheries, we highlight the failures of ‘command control’ management and show that approaches that empower fishers with the incentives and the mandate to be co-custodians of the marine environment can promote sustainability. Evidence is provided that where harvesters share well-defined management responsibilities over fish, and experience both the pain of overexploitation and the gains from conservation, they are much more likely to protect fish stocks and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/43110
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/43110

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