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Resilience in the English Small-Scale Fishery

Small Fry but Big Issue

Authors: Korda, Rebecca, Gray, Tim, Stead, Selina M.

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  • Contributes to our understanding of the deteriorating situation of small-scale fisheries (SSF)
  • Explains why SSF are so marginalised and the growing backlash against this marginalisation
  • Discusses the challenges facing SSF globally and in England, and the coping strategies adopted in response to those challenges
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This book is a contribution to our understanding of the worrying situation of small-scale fisheries (SSF) which face marginalisation in most coastal countries. The authors explain why SSF are so pressured; how there has been a powerful backlash against this marginalisation during the last 30 years; what are the main ideational currents supporting this backlash; and what is the enduring value of SSF that justifies that support. The authors discuss the major contemporary interpretations of SSF; the challenges facing SSF globally and in England; and SSF’s coping strategies in response to those challenges through the framework of resilience theory. In an innovative analysis, the authors show how there are three kinds of resilience: passive resilience (where fishers are resigned to their adverse fate), adaptive resilience (where fishers make the best use of the opportunities that are available to them), and transformative resilience (where fishers attempt to change the system that faces them). The authors draw on an extensive range of interview data to provide rich insights into the world of SSF, and they discuss a variety of proposals for improving their conditions. The book will appeal to the growing academic and public community that is following with increasing concern the debate about the future of SFF, and to the environmental movement which has committed itself to support SSF as a greener form of fishing than the large-scale industrial sector.

About the authors

Dr Rebecca Korda holds a PhD from Newcastle University which examined the resilience strategies of the English small-scale fleet and she has co-authored several papers on small-scale fisheries in England and Honduras. Her interest in this topic is particularly focused on how agencies can improve fisher’s participation in their marine environmental decision-making processes as well as how small scale fisher grass-roots movements can gain traction and strength. She has over ten years’ experience working for fisheries management agencies directly and in an advisory capacity. She is currently employed as a Senior Marine Adviser for Natural England and is investigating how power and relationship mapping techniques used by community organisers can be transferred to fisheries, as a means to help managers better understand and deal with potential divisions between themselves and their stakeholders.

Dr. Tim Gray is Emeritus Professor of Political Thought employed as a Senior Research Investigator by Newcastle University in the Politics division of the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology to carry out research and doctoral supervision. He has authored/co-authored 5 books and 13 articles/chapters on political thought, and authored/co-authored/edited 9 books and 53 articles/chapters on environmental politics. The topics of the latter include temperate and tropical fisheries management, fisheries-dependent communities, stakeholder participation in fisheries governance, coral reef fisheries management, and governance of marine protected areas.

Professor Selina Stead is the Head of the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling and the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor for the Marine Management Organisation. In March 2019, she moved from Newcastle University, where she served as Dean of Research and as Public Orator. A zoologist by training, Professor Stead received a joint honours BSc in Marine Biology and Oceanography from Bangor University, Wales. She then graduated with an MSc in Fisheries Biology and Management, and subsequently a PhD in Zoology from Aberdeen University. Professor Stead’s research specialises in international marine food security with a particular emphasis on fisheries and aquaculture. She has published widely on marine science policy, coastal governance, biodiversity conservation and marine protected areas. Stead has held several high-profile positions, including President of the European Aquaculture Society, Chair of the Scottish Government’s Marine Science Advisory Board and Ministerial Appointed Scientific Advisor to the North Eastern Sea Fisheries Committee. Professor Stead’s work has been recognised through the awarding of prizes such as the European Aquaculture Society’s highest honour, the Distinguished Services Award for research towards balancing global food security and biodiversity conservation - using open innovation and systems thinking - to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resilience in the English Small-Scale Fishery
Book Subtitle
Small Fry but Big Issue
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54245-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54245-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-54244-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 186
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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