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Baltic Herring Fisheries Management: Stakeholder Views to Frame the Problem

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dc.contributor.author Haapasaari, Päivi
dc.contributor.author Mäntyniemi, Samu
dc.contributor.author Kuikka, Sakari
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-04T19:16:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-04T19:16:52Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8571
dc.description.abstract "Comprehensive problem framing that includes different perspectives is essential for holistic understanding of complex problems and as the first step in building models. We involved five stakeholders to frame the management problem of the Central Baltic herring fishery. By using the Bayesian belief networks (BBNs) approach, the views of the stakeholders were built into graphical influence diagrams representing variables and their dependencies. The views of the scientists involved concentrated on biological concerns, whereas the fisher, the manager, and the representative of an environmental nongovernmental organization included markets and fishing industry influences. Management measures were considered to have a relatively small impact on the development of the herring stock; their impact on socioeconomic objectives was greater. Overall, the framings by these stakeholders propose a focus on socioeconomic issues in research and management and explicitly define management objectives, not only in biological but also in social and economic terms. We find the approach an illustrative tool to structure complex issues systematically. Such a tool can be used as a forum for discussion and for decision support that explicitly includes the views of different stakeholder groups. It enables the examination of social and biological factors in one framework and facilitates bridging the gap between social and natural sciences. A benefit of the BBN approach is that the graphical model structures can be transformed into a quantitative form by inserting probabilistic information." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject stakeholders en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject Bayesian learning en_US
dc.subject influence--models en_US
dc.subject participatory development--models en_US
dc.subject uncertainty en_US
dc.title Baltic Herring Fisheries Management: Stakeholder Views to Frame the Problem en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 17 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US

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