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Enhanced fit through institutional interplay in the Pacific Northwest Salmon co-management regime


  • Ebbin, Syma A.


This article examines the dynamic institutional landscape of Pacific salmon management and allocation in Washington State, focusing on tribal efforts to enhance fit through institutional interplay. Affirming rights reserved by Northwest Indian tribes in treaties signed in the 1850s, the courts established a framework for the co-management of salmon by state and tribal governments. Within this structure, tribal efforts have significantly enhanced the fit between management institutions and natural systems. This has occurred through institutional changes in the production of knowledge for management, linking local, regional and international allocation processes, altering the mandates of existing institutions and creating new ones with more salmon-centric agendas.

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  • Ebbin, Syma A., 2002. "Enhanced fit through institutional interplay in the Pacific Northwest Salmon co-management regime," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 26(4), pages 253-259, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:marpol:v:26:y:2002:i:4:p:253-259

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    1. McGaw, Richard, 2003. "Aboriginal fisheries policy in Atlantic Canada," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 27(5), pages 417-424, September.
    2. Syma Ebbin, 2012. "Fish and chips: cross-cutting issues and actors in a co-managed fishery regime in the Pacific Northwest," Policy Sciences, Springer;Society of Policy Sciences, vol. 45(2), pages 169-191, June.


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