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Adaptive GovernanceThe Dynamics of Atlantic Fisheries Management$
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D. G. Webster

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262232708

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262232708.001.0001

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Bigeye Tuna

Bigeye Tuna

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(p.51) 3 Bigeye Tuna
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Adaptive Governance
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D. G. Webster

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262232708.003.0003

This chapter focuses on different strategies adopted by countries around the world for protecting and managing depleting stock of Bigeye tuna. It finds that the technical characteristics of Atlantic Bigeye tuna fisheries have a significant influence on the economic vulnerability of fishing states and the biological availability of the specific species. International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas member states whose fleets rely on Bigeye tuna fishing are expected to operate under the vulnerability framework. Experts suggest that some kind of incentives need to be provided to dissuade fishing states from targeting young Bigeye tunas, contributing to implementation of better protection and management measures. Countries targeting Bigeye tunas are also expected to block these measures and continue targeting this species despite its declining numbers.

Keywords:   Bigeye tuna, fishing states, vulnerability framework, incentives, management measures

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