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Record number 352204
Title Patterns of fisheries institutional failure and success: experience from the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence snow crab fishery in Nova Scotia, Canada
Author(s) Loucks, L.
Source Marine Policy 31 (2007)3. - ISSN 0308-597X - p. 320 - 326.
Department(s) Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2007
Keyword(s) economics
Abstract This paper examines why market and government institutions failed to prevent over fishing in the Southern Gulf snow crab fishery, whereas non-market institutions succeeded. A general conclusion is that the institutional environment in which economic behaviour must be coordinated for successful fisheries management is complex. More specifically, collective action dilemmas arise from the interdependency of human and fish species interactions. However, successful institutions are capable of resolving these dilemmas when they achieve credible commitment. Coordination mechanisms such as co-management contracts, horizontal patterns of communication and win-win negotiations all contribute to building an institutional arrangement in which participants are motivated to comply with conservation objectives.
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