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Uncommon Among the Commons? Disentangling the Sustainability of the Peruvian Anchovy Fishery

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dc.contributor.author Schreiber, Milena Arias
dc.contributor.author Halliday, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-19T19:00:56Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-19T19:00:56Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8850
dc.description.abstract "The term 'commons' refers to collectively exploited resources and their systems of usage; a synonymous term is common pool resources. Fisheries are typical common pool resources and also one of the most conspicuous examples of unsustainable use of natural resources. We examine one of the few globally important fisheries that is held to be sustainable, the Peruvian anchovy fishery, and considers the extent to which the institutional characteristics of the fishery conform to design principles that are considered prerequisites for long-term, successful, community-based common pool resources. Results showed that greater conformity to the principles was found in the sustainable phase of the fishery, compared to its unsustainable phase. For this case study, the conditions that supported the transition towards sustainability were: clearly defined resource boundaries, monitoring of rule enforcement, and conflict resolution mechanisms among users and management authorities. On the other hand, clearly defined user boundaries, collective choice arrangements, and nested enterprises were not required to achieve sustainability. The study concludes that the design principles are a valuable tool for analysis and understanding of large-scale common pool resource systems. At the same time it suggests that the application of the principles to a wider range of systems can generate new insights into what is required for successful management of common pool resources." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject design principles en_US
dc.title Uncommon Among the Commons? Disentangling the Sustainability of the Peruvian Anchovy Fishery en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.country Peru en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 18 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US

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