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Salmon, Science, and Reciprocity on the Northwest Coast

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dc.contributor.author Johnsen, D. Bruce
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-26T16:12:21Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-26T16:12:21Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5441
dc.description.abstract "Severe depletion of many genetically distinct Pacific salmon populations has spawned a contentious debate over causation and the efficacy of proposed solutions. No doubt the precipitating factor was overharvesting of the commons beginning along the Northwest Coast around 1860. Yet, for millenia before that, a relatively dense population of Indian tribes managed salmon stocks that have since been characterized as 'superabundant.' This study investigates how they avoided a tragedy of the commons, where in recent history, commercial ocean fishers guided by scientifically informed regulators, have repeatedly failed. Unlike commercial fishers, the tribes enjoyed exclusive rights to terminal fisheries enforced through rigorous reciprocity relations. The available evidence is compelling that they actively husbanded their salmon stocks for sustained abundance." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject salmon en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject reciprocity en_US
dc.subject resilience en_US
dc.subject local knowledge en_US
dc.title Salmon, Science, and Reciprocity on the Northwest Coast en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country United States en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 14 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth unknown en_US

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