Stewardship and Risk: An Empirically Grounded Theory of Organic Fish Farming in Scotland
AbstractIt has long been assumed ownership gives farmers incentives to act as stewards for the land. On this basis, quasi-property rights are granted to fish farmers to encourage them to manage risks to the aquatic environment. This paper offers an empirically grounded theorization of fish farmersâ€™ perspectives on these issues. Data were gathered via field research with Scottish salmon farmers who had switched from conventional to organic fish farmersâ€™ risk management strategies offer little support for the view that property rights automatically create incentives for stewardship of the marine environment.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Greek Association of Agricultural Economists in its journal Agricultural Economics Review.
Volume (Year): 09 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Risk; organic; fish farming; grounded theory; Agricultural and Food Policy;
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