Positioning fisheries in a changing world

Quentin Grafton, Thomas Kompas, Maree Tait, Ray Hilborn, Lori Ridgeway, Dale Squires, Meryl Williams, Serge Garcia, Theodore Groves, James Joseph, Keiran Kelleher, Gary Libecap, Carl Gustaf Lundin, Mitsutaku Makino, Thorolfur Matthiasson, Richard McLoughlin, Anna Parma, Gustavo San Martin, Ben Satia, carl-Christian SchmidtLin Xiu Zhang

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    Marine capture fisheries face major and complex challenges: habitat degradation, poor economic returns, social hardships from depleted stocks, illegal fishing, and climate change, among others. The key factors that prevent the transition to sustainable fisheries are information failures, transition costs, use and non-use conflicts and capacity constraints. Using the experiences of fisheries successes and failures it is argued only through better governance and institutional change that encompasses the public good of the oceans (biodiversity, ecosystem integrity, sustainability) and societal values (existence, aesthetic and amenity) will fisheries be made sustainable.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)630-634
    JournalMarine Policy
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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