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Incentive-based approaches to sustainable fisheries [Sept 2005]

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

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The failures of traditional target-species management have led many to propose an ecosystem approach to fisheries to promote sustainability. The ecosystem approach is necessary, especially to account for fishery-ecosystem interactions, but by itself is not sufficient to address two important factors contributing to unsustainable fisheries - inappropriate incentives bearing on fishers, and the ineffective governance that frequently exists in commercial, developed fisheries managed primarily by...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorArnason, Ragnar
dc.contributor.authorBjorndal, Trond
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, David
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Harry F
dc.contributor.authorW. Clark, Colin
dc.contributor.authorGrafton, Quentin
dc.date.accessioned2005-10-07
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-27T02:11:28Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:31:25Z
dc.date.available2006-03-27T02:11:28Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:31:25Z
dc.date.created2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/43117
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/43117
dc.description.abstractThe failures of traditional target-species management have led many to propose an ecosystem approach to fisheries to promote sustainability. The ecosystem approach is necessary, especially to account for fishery-ecosystem interactions, but by itself is not sufficient to address two important factors contributing to unsustainable fisheries - inappropriate incentives bearing on fishers, and the ineffective governance that frequently exists in commercial, developed fisheries managed primarily by total harvest limits and input-controls. We contend that much greater emphasis must be placed on fisher motivation when managing fisheries. Using evidence from more than a dozen ‘natural experiments’ in commercial fisheries, we argue that incentive-based approaches that better specify community, individual harvest, or territorial rights and also price ecosystem services - coupled with public research, monitoring and effective oversight - promote sustainable fisheries.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectfisherie management
dc.titleIncentive-based approaches to sustainable fisheries [Sept 2005]
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationyear2005
local.identifier.eprintid3246
local.rights.ispublishedno
dc.date.issued2005
local.contributor.affiliationANU
local.contributor.affiliationEconomics and Environment Network, APSEG
local.citationno.EEN0508
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