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Positioning fisheries in a changing world

Kompas, Thomas; Tait, Maree; Hilborn, Ray; Ridgeway, Lori; Squires , Dale; Williams, Meryl; Garcia, Serge; Groves, Theodore; Joseph, James; Kelleher, Keiran; Libecap, Gary; Lundin, Carl Gustaf; Makino, Mitsutaku; Matthiasson, Thorolfur; McLoughlin, Richard; Parma, Anna; San Martin , Gustavo; Satia, Ben; Schmidt, Carl-Christian; Zhang, Lin Xiu; Grafton, Quentin


Marine capture fisheries face major and complex challenges: habitat degradation, poor economic returns, social hardships from depleted stocks, illegal fishing, and climate change, among others. The key factors that prevent the transition to sustainable fisheries are information failures, transition costs, use and non-use conflicts and capacity constraints. Using the experiences of fisheries successes and failures it is argued only through better governance and institutional change that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Marine Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2007.11.003


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