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Social Capital and Fisheries Governance

Grafton, Quentin


This paper analyzes how social capital influences fisheries governance. Social capital is shown to play a crucial role in promoting trust and co-operation among fishers, and can reduce the 'race to fish'. The effects of bonding, bridging and linking social capital are described in terms of six key aspects of fisheries governance and examined in terms of their ability to promote better fisheries management practices. The paper finds that a social capital view of fisheries governance suggests...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Ocean and Coastal Management
DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2005.08.003


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