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Crises in the South African abalone and Chilean loco fisheries: Shared challenges and prospects
Environmental Evaluation Unit, University of Cape Town, SA.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development, CSD Uppsala.
2013 (English)In: Maritime Studies, ISSN 1872-7859, Vol. 12, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Worldwide there is an increasing realisation that there is an inextricable link between the natural and human systems, and there is a need to integrate these into the governance of small-scale fisheries. The critical importance of adopting such an approach is argued in this paper by exploring the challenge of resource over-exploitation in the abalone fishery in South Africa and the loco fishery in Chile, both of which faced unsuccessful fishery closures and the implementation of Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries (TURFs). By exploring similarities and differences in fisheries context and approaches, these case studies highlight that although management strategies have been progressive on paper, they are compromised, to different degrees, by a lack of understanding of the socio-economic and political factors that are influencing the fisheries system. We argue that unless a more integrated approach is adopted to understand the social-ecological system as a whole, few long-term benefits will be secured for both the resources and the livelihoods of fishers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 12, no 3
Keyword [en]
Small-scale fisheries, South Africa, Chile, Loco, Abalone, Governance
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-197545DOI: 10.1186/2212-9790-12-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-197545DiVA: diva2:613333
Beyond private and public property. TURFs as sustainable solution to manage threaten sedentary marine resources. The Chilean case
Formas, 2007-2010 (Diarienr. 211-2006-2207)
Available from: 2013-03-27 Created: 2013-03-27 Last updated: 2013-04-02Bibliographically approved

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