Fishery Management

Saltwater sportfishing for food or income in the Northeastern US:Statistical estimates and policy implications

Author: 
Steinback, S., Wallmo, K. and Clay, P.
Date: 
2009
Journal: 
Marine Policy, 33, 49-57

In the Northeast US fishery managers have attempted to control marine recreational fishing mortality through annual adjustments to the number and/or size of fish that can be kept. These measures, with a few exceptions, have generally failed to prevent recreational fishing mortality rates from exceeding annual target levels. In this study, we show that one of the reasons why keep limits may have failed is that a substantial number of anglers obtain little value from being able to keep self-caught fish.

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The paradox of public participation in fisheries governance. The rising number of actors and the devolution process

Author: 
Suarez de Viveroa, J.L., Rodrıguez Mateosa, J.C. and Florido del Corral, D.
Date: 
2008
Journal: 
Marine Policy, 32(3), 319-325

During the process by which the number of actors was increased manifold as a result of the development of civil society, the fisher community has lost prominence and importance, fading into the wide spectrum of interests with which it is competing to make its voice heard in decision-making bodies and in the media. This results in what could be termed the participation paradox—the greater the number of actors, the smaller the role each plays, and the lesser the importance of traditional sectors.

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