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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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Northern Swordfish

Northern Swordfish

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(p.113) 6 Northern Swordfish
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Adaptive Governance
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D. G. Webster

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262232708.003.0006

This chapter focuses on the fluctuating prospects of northern swordfish fishing since the species emerged as a commercial stock in the 1800s. This breed has experienced periods of ups and downs, reaching its peak in the 1980s and then declining due to depleting stock and availability of alternative sources of revenue. International prices of swordfish also reached the highest level in the 1990s and declined thereafter due to the availability of alternatives. European and North American fisheries have been mainly engaged in northern swordfish fisheries due to the strategic location of the stock between these two continents. Fisheries also face challenges in maintaining stability in swordfish fishing due to depleting stock and advanced technologies, which extract greater produce quickly.

Keywords:   northern swordfish, international price, alternative sources, revenues, North America

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