Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Beyond the Tragedy in Global Fisheries$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

D. G. Webster

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029551

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029551.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use.date: 24 June 2022

Countervailing Forces

Countervailing Forces

(p.279) 8 Countervailing Forces
Beyond the Tragedy in Global Fisheries

D. G. Webster

The MIT Press

While genuine conservation measures tend to be a last resort the increasing number of fisheries crises in the 2nd half of the 20th century led to numerous innovations in fisheries management and the establishment of relatively effective institutions. This chapter describes the forces that fostered increased political action by non-commercial forces, the resulting period of conflict and gradual formation of coalitions to solve major problems in specific fisheries. It covers the politics of protecting charismatic megafauna, “rationalizing” fisheries through establishment of property rights, and the development of alternatives to MSY. Legitimacy and the need for co-management are also discussed in the final section.

Keywords:   Non-commercial interests, epistemic communities, charismatic megafauna, by-catch, individual tradable quotas, space based management, ecosystem based management, precautionary approach, marine protected areas, co-management, legitimacy

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.