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Incentive-based approaches to sustainable fisheries: WORKING PAPER

This record describes, and links to a working paper published through the Economics and Environment Network at The Australian National University in Canberra.


The failures of traditional target-species management have led many to propose an ecosystem approach to fisheries to promote sustainability. The ecosystem approach is necessary, especially to account for fishery-ecosystem interactions, but by itself is not sufficient to address two important factors contributing to unsustainable fisheries - inappropriate incentives bearing on fishers, and the ineffective governance that frequently exists in commercial, developed fisheries managed primarily by total harvest limits and input-controls. We contend that much greater emphasis must be placed on fisher motivation when managing fisheries. Using evidence from more than a dozen ?natural experiments? in commercial fisheries, we argue that incentive-based approaches that better specify community, individual harvest, or territorial rights and also price ecosystem services - coupled with public research, monitoring and effective oversight - promote sustainable fisheries.

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Field Value
Title Incentive-based approaches to sustainable fisheries: WORKING PAPER
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status inactive
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/f004e0a1-e802-4394-b216-c484f926bd13
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-06-24
Contact Point
Crawford School of Public Policy (CSPP), The Australian National University (ANU)
quentin.grafton@anu.edu.au
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Crawford School of Public Policy (CSPP), The Australian National University (ANU)
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