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Fisheries Management: A new Challenge to Sociology

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  • Moniz, António

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As a Norwegian sociologist pointed out recently at the Encontro Internacional de Vilamoura on Fishing, “the fisheries management is the management of people, not fish" This statement may surprise many specialists, but it puts once again a series of questions and problems in their true place: society, social relationships, individuals. It is necessary to adopt a new attitude, a new type of intervention, a new vision, which may mean “community management”, a system of co-management, new models of business organisation and consumer behaviour. Towards this end, sociology can and should contribute with its analytical instruments, with its set of scientific reflections and controversies, to the enrichment of the knowledge about a complex reality in profound change, such as that of the socio-economic fisheries system.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 6888.

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Date of creation: Oct 1998
Date of revision: Sep 1998
Publication status: Published in Portuguese Fisheries 1998.DGPA(1998): pp. 274-279
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6888

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