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Two to tango: The role of government in fisheries co-management


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  • Pomeroy, Robert S
  • Berkes, Fikret


The purpose of this paper is discuss the role of government, primarily national government, in fisheries co-management. This paper investigates the critical role of decentralization in a strategy of co-management using a number of international cases. The experiences of co-management and decentralization provide for a number of policy implications to be drawn concerning the role of government.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Marine Policy.

Volume (Year): 21 (1997)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
Pages: 465-480

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Handle: RePEc:eee:marpol:v:21:y:1997:i:5:p:465-480

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Keywords: fisheries co-management decentralization government;


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  1. > Environmental and Natural Resource Economics > Resource Economics > Fisheries economics
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  1. Edward H. Allison, 2001. "Big laws, small catches: global ocean governance and the fisheries crisis," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 13(7), pages 933-950.
  2. Tracy Yandle, 2006. "Sharing natural resource management responsibility: Examining the New Zealand rock lobster co-management experience," Policy Sciences, Springer, vol. 39(3), pages 249-278, September.
  3. Sultana, Parvin & Thompson, Paul M., 2013. "Natural resource conflicts and community organizations in Bangladesh:," CAPRi working papers 111, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  4. Sultana, Parvin & Thompson, Paul, 2004. "Methods of consensus building for community-based fisheries management in Bangladesh and the Mekong Delta," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 82(3), pages 327-353, December.
  5. Rama, Klodjan & Theesfeld, Insa, 0. "The Strengths and Weaknesses of Albania’s Customary Rules in Natural Resource Management in the Light of Devolution Policies," Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, vol. 50.
  6. Béné, Christophe & Belal, Emma & Baba, Malloum Ousman & Ovie, Solomon & Raji, Aminu & Malasha, Isaac & Njaya, Friday & Na Andi, Mamane & Russell, Aaron & Neiland, Arthur, 2009. "Power Struggle, Dispute and Alliance Over Local Resources: Analyzing 'Democratic' Decentralization of Natural Resources through the Lenses of Africa Inland Fisheries," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 37(12), pages 1935-1950, December.
  7. Plummer, Ryan & Armitage, Derek, 2007. "A resilience-based framework for evaluating adaptive co-management: Linking ecology, economics and society in a complex world," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(1), pages 62-74, February.
  8. Espectato, L.N., 2007. "Co-managing shared waters: a coastal governance experience of Western Visayas Region, Philippines," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 37462.
  9. Dey, M.M. & Kanagaratnam, U., 2007. "Community based management of small scale fisheries in Asia: Bridging the gap between fish supply and demand," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 37170.
  10. Matthew Freeman & Christopher Anderson, 2013. "Modeling Effort and Lobbying in a Heterogeneous Common Pool Resource Setting," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 56(3), pages 399-414, November.
  11. Katon, B.M. & Pomeroy, R.S. & Salamanca, A., 1997. "The Marine Conservation Project for San Salvador: a case study of fisheries co-management in the Philippines," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 12341.
  12. BenDor, Todd & Scheffran, Jürgen & Hannon, Bruce, 2009. "Ecological and economic sustainability in fishery management: A multi-agent model for understanding competition and cooperation," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(4), pages 1061-1073, February.
  13. Robson, Mark & Kant, Shashi, 2007. "Structure of causation and its influence on cooperation: A comparative study of forest management in Ontario, Canada," Forest Policy and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 10(1-2), pages 70-81, December.
  14. Kahui, Viktoria & Richards, Amanda C., 2014. "Lessons from resource management by indigenous Maori in New Zealand: Governing the ecosystems as a commons," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 102(C), pages 1-7.
  15. Fiona Nunan, 2007. "Reducing poverty through fisheries co-management: an analysis of design and intentions in Uganda," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 19(8), pages 1151-1164.


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