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Beyond the Tragedy in Global Fisheries

D. G. Webster


This book delves into the evolution of marine fisheries governance from early times to the present, showing how responsive governance works—or fails to work—in settings ranging from small-scale coastal fishing communities to international fisheries that span entire oceans. Chapter 1 provides a general overview of the state of global fisheries before describing the AC/SC framework and methods used in the historical analysis. Part I examines the economic forces that disrupt problem signals, particularly the profit disconnect. It documents the expansion of fishing effort in scope and scale and sh ... More

Keywords: Responsive governance, profit disconnect, power disconnect, management treadmill, fisheries management, marine policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262029551
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029551.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. G. Webster, author

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