Case 1. Management & governance in ecosystems & social systems: The case of North Atlantic fisheries

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Feb 17, 2016
Socio-Environmental Immersion Program

The case study exercise allows participants to apply the theories, methods, and lenses presented in the Socio-Environmental Immersion Program workshop lectures to a common case that they get to know over the course of the five workshops.

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The case

Tierney, J. 2010. “A tale of two fisheries.” New York Times 27 August.”

Costello, C., Gaines, S.D., and Lynham, J. 2008. “Can catch shares prevent fisheries collapse?” Science 321: 1678–1681.

Ecology readings

Essington, T.E., Melnychuk, M.C., Branch, T.A., Heppel, S.S., Jensen, O.P., Link, J.S. et al. 2012. “Catch shares, fisheries, and ecological stewardship: A comparative analysis of resource responses to a rights-based policy instrument.” Conservation Letters 5(3): 186–195.

Branch, T.A. 2009. “How do individual transferable quotas affect marine ecosystems?” Fish and Fisheries 10(1): 39–57.

Economics readings

Bromley, D.W. 2009. “Abdicating responsibility: The deceits of fisheries policy.” Fisheries 34(6): 280–290.

Grafton, R. Q., Campbell, D., Costello, C., Hilborn, R., and Kompass, T. 2009. “Comment on “Abdicating responsibility: the deceits of fisheries policy’.” Fisheries 34(6): 292–294.

Harte, M., Larkin, S., Sylvia, G., Huppert, D., Kailis, G.,Arbuckle, M., and Jodice, L. 2009. “IFQs and responsible fisheries policy.” Fisheries 34(6): 294–298.

Sociology readings

Brewer, J.F. 2014. “Hog daddy and the walls of steel: Catch shares and ecosystem change in the New England groundfishery.” Ecology and Society 16(1): article 15.

Breslow, S.J. 2015. “Accounting for neoliberalism: ‘Social drivers’ in environmental management.” Marine Policy 61: 420–429.

Anthropology readings

McCay, B.J. 1978. "Systems ecology, people ecology, and the anthropology of fishing communities." Human Ecology 6(4): 397-422.

Davis, A. and Bailey, C. 1996. "Common in custom, uncommon in advantage: Comon property, local elites, and alternative approaches to fisheries management." Society and Natural Resources 9: 251-265.

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