- 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
Western Bluefin Tuna
Western Bluefin Tuna
- (p.173) 9 Western Bluefin Tuna
- Adaptive Governance
D. G. Webster
- The MIT Press
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.
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