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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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Western Bluefin Tuna

Western Bluefin Tuna

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Adaptive Governance

D. G. Webster

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This chapter focuses on some of the unique features of western Bluefin tuna fishing activity. This fish is in great demand on the market due to its unique features. International monitoring and enforcement mechanisms have gained some success in preventing illegal and unregulated exploitation of this stock and in managing its depleting numbers. The chapter also discusses the idea that the Bluefin tuna stock continues to decline despite the concerted efforts of international monitoring authorities. The stock suffers from overexploitation due to geographic isolation and being controlled by a few countries. The United States, Canada, and Japan have decided to curtail fishing operations to prevent further exploitation of the Bluefin stock and to dissuade competitors from undertaking fishing operations in the area.

Keywords:   western Bluefin tuna, overexploitation, United States, Canada

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