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Should fishing communities play a greater role in managing fisheries?

15 November 2012

Marine fisheries around the world are in a state of decline. Each decade the UN Food and Agriculture Organization reports that a larger fraction of the world’s fisheries are overexploited or depleted. Historical trends in individual fisheries have led some scientists to predict all major fisheries will be collapsed by mid-century. In the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy Robert Deacon outlines how fishing communities and private fishermen's organizations can enhance fisheries management. He discusses his findings on OUPblog.

Read the blog post.
Read the full paper 'Fishery Management by Harvester Cooperatives'.