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Life Sciences - Ecology | The Fisheries Co-management Experience - Accomplishments, Challenges and Prospects

The Fisheries Co-management Experience

Accomplishments, Challenges and Prospects

Series: Fish & Fisheries Series, Vol. 26

Wilson, Douglas Clyde, Nielsen, Jesper Raakjaer, Degnbol, Poul (Eds.)

2003, XXII, 324 p.

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For two decades the idea of governments and fishers working together to manage fisheries has been advocated, questioned, disparaged and, most importantly, attempted in fisheries from North and South America through Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. This book is the first time these experiences have been pulled together in a single volume, summarized and explained. The Fisheries Co-management Experience begins with a review of the intellectual foundations of the co-management idea from several professional perspectives. Next, fisheries researchers from six global regions describe what has been happening on the ground in their area. Finally, the volume offers a set of reflections by some of the best authors in the field. The end result describes both the state-of-the-art and emerging issues for one of the most important trends in natural resources management.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Europe - Fisheries - Fisheries management - Recreational fishing - fishing

Related subjects » Anthropology & Archaeology - Ecology - Geology - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Contributors. Preface. - Introduction. Co-management the way forward; S. Jentoft. - One: The fisheries co-management idea. 1. The community development tradition and fisheries co-management; D.C. Wilson. 2. Science and the user perspective: the gap co-management must address; P. Degnbol. 3. The economics of co-management; S. Hanna. 4. Toward specificity in complexity: understanding co-management from a social science perspective; E. Pinkerton. - Two: Experiences with fisheries co-management. 5. Experiences with fisheries co-management in Africa; M. Hara, J. Raakjær Nielsen. 6. Experiences with fisheries co-management in Southeast Asia and Bangladesh; R.S. Pomeroy, K. Kuperan Viswanathan. 7. Experiences with fisheries co-management in Europe; D. Symes, N. Steins, J.-L. Alegret. 8. Experiences with fisheries co-management in Latin America and the Caribbean; A. Begossi, D. Brown. 9. Experiences with fisheries co-management in North America; L. Loucks, J.A. Wilson, J.J.C. Ginter. 10. Experiences with fisheries co-management in Australia and New Zealand; R. Metzner, M. Harte, D. Leadbitter. - Three: Multiple stakeholders in fisheries co-management. 11. Conflict and scale: a defence of community approaches in fisheries management; D.C. Wilson. 12. Co-management and marine reserves in fishery management; C. Pomeroy. 13. Co-management and recreational fishing; R. Varjopuro, P. Salmi. 14. The government as a partner in co-management; R.S. Pomeroy. - Four: Edge issues in fisheriesco-management. 15. Fisheries co-management and the knowledge base for management decisions; D.C. Wilson. 16. Representation in fisheries co-management; S. Jentoft, K.H. Mikalsen, H.-K. Hernes. 17. The place of civil society in fisheries co-management: a research agenda for fisheries co-management; S. Jentoft, B.J. McCay. Conclusion: The future of fisheries co-management. Index.

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