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Capturing the Commons: Devising Institutions to Manage the Maine Lobster Industry

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"James M. Acheson, author of the best-selling Lobster Gangs of Maine (the seminal work on the culture and economics of lobster fishing), here turns his attention to the management of the lobster industry. In this new book, he shows that resource degradation is not inevitable. Indeed, the Maine lobster fishery is one of the most successful fisheries in the world." Rational choice theory frames Acheson's down-to-earth study. Rational choice theorists believe that the overexploitation of marine resources stems from their common-pool nature, which
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Overview

"James M. Acheson, author of the best-selling Lobster Gangs of Maine (the seminal work on the culture and economics of lobster fishing), here turns his attention to the management of the lobster industry. In this new book, he shows that resource degradation is not inevitable. Indeed, the Maine lobster fishery is one of the most successful fisheries in the world." Rational choice theory frames Acheson's down-to-earth study. Rational choice theorists believe that the overexploitation of marine resources stems from their common-pool nature, which results in collective action problems. In fisheries, what is rational for the individual fishermen can lead to disaster for the society. The progressive Maine lobster industry, lobster fishermen, and local groups have solved a series of such problems by creating three different sets of regulations: informal territorial rules; rules to control the number of traps; and formal conservation legislation. In recent years, the industry has successfully influenced new regulations at the federal level and has developed a strong co-management system with the Maine government.
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". . . fishermen, scientists, regulators, and especially politicians would do well to absorb its lessons."—Down East

“[This] is an extremely fine, informative read. [Acheson] provides a competent, convincing course on the difficult management of a common resource, especially one where there is a lack of resource predictability and great uncertainties, all complicated with the tangled matrix in which the culture, institutions and formal regulations unfolds. It is highly recommended.”—International Journal of Maritime History

"Documenting the way in which different kinds of formal and informal institutions were developed to manage the booming Maine lobster industry, providing a case study of the management of one highly successful fishery, and, by doing so, contributing to the body of theory concerning the conditions under which people will and will not devise institutions to manage natural resources."—Natural Resources Journal

"An intriguing book that will interest fishermen, resource managers, and scholars... this book is a timely and important one, in light of the fact that sixty percent of the world's fisheries are in various states of degradation and crisis."
—Northeastern Naturalist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584653172
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.68 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES M. ACHESON is Professor of Anthropology and Marine Sciences at the University of Maine. He is author of The Lobster Gangs of Maine (UPNE 1988), one of the first popular studies of the lobster industry.

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Table of Contents

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Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Spatial Strategies and Territoriality 24
Ch. 3 The Island Game: Informal Rules and the Factors Producing Them 57
Ch. 4 The Genesis of State Laws for the Lobster Industry 80
Ch. 5 Co-management in the Maine Lobster Industry 97
Ch. 6 Science and Local Knowledge 145
Ch. 7 Dealing with the Feds 166
Ch. 8 The Politics of Science 193
Ch. 9 Conclusion 206
Notes 237
References Cited 241
Index 257
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