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Collective action problems posed by no-take zones

Jones, PJS; (2006) Collective action problems posed by no-take zones. MAR POLICY , 30 (2) 143 - 156. 10.1016/j.marpol.2004.10.003. Green open access

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Abstract

Around 0.04% of the world's marine area is presently designated as no-take zone (NTZ), in which all fishing is banned. The IUCN, backed by many marine fisheries and ecology scientists, has called for this to be increased to 20-30% by 2012 in order to conserve fish stocks and marine biodiversity. This ambitious target presents a number of collective action problems (CAPs) that must be addressed and overcome if fishers and other relevant actors are to collaborate towards its achievement. These are discussed, drawing on the common-pool resource (CPR) literature, with particular reference to those raised by divergent aims, predictability, different knowledges, role of advocacy, locality, level of decision-making and enforceability. As NTZs are ultimately about altering the behaviour of humans, it is argued that studies based on social sciences, on how NTZs can be designed, implemented and enforced on a collective basis, are essential. (c) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Type: Article
Title: Collective action problems posed by no-take zones
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2004.10.003
Keywords: marine reserves, no-take zones, collective action problems, common-pool resources, MARINE PROTECTED AREAS, FISHERIES MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS, GLOBAL FISHERIES, EXTINCTION RISK, WORLD FISHERIES, SEA OTTERS, REEF FISH, RESERVES, COMANAGEMENT
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/11102
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