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Adaptive Governance: The Dynamics of Atlantic Fisheries Management

D. G. Webster


The expansion of the fishing industry in the last century has raised concerns over the long-term viability of many fish species. International fisheries have failed to prevent the overfishing of many stocks but have succeeded in curtailing harvests for some key fisheries. This book develops a theoretical approach, the vulnerability response framework, which can increase the understanding of the countries’ positions on the management of international fisheries based on linkages between domestic vulnerabilities and national policy positions. Vulnerability, mainly economic in this context, acts a ... More

Keywords: vulnerability response framework, domestic vulnerabilities, national policy, political alternatives, economic problems, ICCAT

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262232708
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262232708.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. G. Webster, author