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Community-Run Fisheries: Avoiding the 'Tragedy of the Commons'

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dc.contributor.author Leal, Donald
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T17:46:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T17:46:18Z
dc.date.issued 1996 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8296
dc.description.abstract "Along the coastal waters of eastern Canada and the United States--in the Grand Banks off Newfoundland, for example, and in Georges Bank off New England--severe overfishing is leading to economic ruin. In spite of years of governmental restrictions on gear, catch, and seasons, fishers are overexploiting the once-productive resource their livelihoods depend on. Is there a way to avoid this outcome? The answer is yes. Although their stories are largely unpublicized, a number of fishing communities have avoided self-destructive overexploitation for decades. And they do it with minimal, if any, governmental regulation. This paper will explore these examples to see what lessons they hold for protecting and restoring fish stocks around the world. To understand why these lessons are so important, however, we must begin with the 'tragedy of the commons.'" en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PERC Policy Series en_US
dc.subject community participation en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject tragedy of the commons en_US
dc.title Community-Run Fisheries: Avoiding the 'Tragedy of the Commons' en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Property & Environment Research Center (PERC), Bozeman, MT en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US

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