- 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.113) 6 Northern Swordfish
- Adaptive Governance
D. G. Webster
- The MIT Press
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.
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