Sizing up: property rights and fisheries management. A collection of articles from SAMUDRA Report

International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (2007) Sizing up: property rights and fisheries management. A collection of articles from SAMUDRA Report. Chennai, India, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers, (SAMUDRA Dossier)

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Abstract

As the world's fisheries continue to come under scrutiny for their potential to be depleted of resources due to various pressures, including overfishing, modern fisheries management has focused on allocation of fishing rights as one prescription for sustainable fisheries management. Solutions based on such a perspective have often pivoted around the gamut of property rights, and how to control the social arrangements that govern the ownership, use and disposal of factors of production and goods and services in the fisheries sector. Rights-based management in fisheries, as this dossier shows, can take several forms, including licensing, and individual and community fishing quotas. How property-rights regimes address the issue of allocation of ownership will determine their effectiveness in equitably spreading welfare throughout the fishing/coastal community. Only by recognizing fishing rights that are socially sensitive and address the issues of labour, gender and human rights, can fishing communities, especially small-scale, traditional ones, be assured of social justice in the face of moves towards ecological and resource sustainability. These are some of the issues discussed in this dossier, which is a collection of articles from SAMUDRA Report, the triannual publication of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF). (112pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Sizing up: property rights and fisheries management. A collection of articles from SAMUDRA Report
Corporate Creator/Author: International Collective in Support of Fishworkers
Series Name: SAMUDRA Dossier
Date: 2007
Publisher: International Collective in Support of Fishworkers
Place of Publication: Chennai, India
Issuing Agency: International Collective in Support of Fishworkers
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 267
Depositing User: ICSF International Collective in Support of Fishworkers
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2007 17:18
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:19
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/267

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