- Title Pages
- Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation
- Series Foreword
- 1 Adaptive Governance
- 2 The Vulnerability Response Framework
- I Tropical Tunas
- 3 Bigeye Tuna
- 4 Yellowfin Tuna
- 5 Skipjack Tuna
- II Billfishes
- 6 Northern Swordfish
- 7 Southern Swordfish
- 8 Blue Marlin and White Marlin
- III Bluefin Tuna
- 9 Western Bluefin Tuna
- 10 Eastern Bluefin Tuna
- 11 Conclusion
- Appendix A Group of 18
- Appendix B Comprehensive Vulnerability Classifications
- Appendix C Summary of Evidence from the Cases
- Appendix D Proxy Indicators for Competitiveness
- Appendix E Proxy Indicators for Flexibility
- Appendix F Delineating High-Flex and Low-Flex Phases for Gradually Vulnerable Countries
- (p.51) 3 Bigeye Tuna
- Adaptive Governance
D. G. Webster
- The MIT Press
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.
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