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Benchmarking for Fisheries Governance

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  • R. Quentin Grafton

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    (Australian National University, Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government)

  • Tom Kompas

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    (Australian National University, Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government)

  • Richard McLoughlin

    (Australian Fisheries Management Authority)

  • Nick Rayns

    (Australian Fisheries Management Authority)

Abstract

The paper develops a benchmarking framework to improve fisheries governance and promote resilient ecosystems and profitable fisheries. The benchmarking includes five key components: accountability; transparency; incentives; risk assessment and management; and adaptability. Collectively, these factors provide a framework to benchmark and improve fisheries governance. Initial findings from benchmarking in two of Australia's Commonwealth fisheries indicate that the framework provides an important tool to help overcome the underlying causes of unsustainability in capture fisheries - poor and/or ineffective fisheries governance.

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Paper provided by Australian National University, Economics and Environment Network in its series Economics and Environment Network Working Papers with number 0608.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2006
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Handle: RePEc:anu:eenwps:0608

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Keywords: fisheries; governance; sustainability;

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  1. Grafton, R. Quentin, 2009. "Adaptation to Climate Change in Marine Capture Fisheries," Research Reports 94886, Australian National University, Environmental Economics Research Hub.

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