Participation in Fisheries Governance / Edition 1

Participation in Fisheries Governance / Edition 1

by Tim S. Gray
     
 

Participation in fisheries governance is an issue that has become fashionable in recent years, partly because of the patent failure of most non-participatory modes of fisheries management across the world, and partly because participation has become de rigueur in many other sectors, most notably the development sector.

This edited book is, therefore, a timely

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Overview

Participation in fisheries governance is an issue that has become fashionable in recent years, partly because of the patent failure of most non-participatory modes of fisheries management across the world, and partly because participation has become de rigueur in many other sectors, most notably the development sector.

This edited book is, therefore, a timely contribution to a lively contemporary debate. The chapters focus on three main themes: first, what value does stakeholder participation bring to fisheries governance? Its advocates claim that participation improves the quality of decision-making; resolves conflicts; and increases compliance with regulations. On the other hand, critics argue that participation is often unnecessary, ineffective, costly, time-consuming, and cosmetic. The second theme is the relationship between the participatory mode and the current switch from single species-based fisheries management to the ecosystem-based approach (EBA). In what way does widening the extent of public participation contribute to the EBA? Third is the vexed question of the relationship between fishers’ experiential knowledge and fisheries science: how far does fishers’ knowledge improve our understanding of the marine environment?

The central message of the book is that while stakeholder participation is beneficial, it carries with it responsibilities as well as rights: all stakeholders have a public duty to act as stewards for the marine environment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402037771
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries Series, #4
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

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Table of Contents

1Theorising about participatory fisheries governance1
2What role for public participation in fisheries governance?27
3Engaging stakeholder preferences through deliberative democracy in North Sea fisheries governance45
4The role of partnerships in the governance of fisheries within the European Union65
5Regionalisation of fisheries governance : an empty vessel or a cornucopia of opportunity?85
6Fisheries governance, social justice and participatory decision-making103
7Between top-down and bottom-up governance : Dutch beam trawl fishermen's engagement with fisheries management119
8Co-management at the eleventh hour? : participation in the governance of the New England groundfish fishery141
9Participatory governance in inshore fisheries co-management in England and Wales163
10A comparative analysis of two forms of stakeholder participation in European aquaculture governance : self-regulation and integrated coastal zone management179
11The role of UK statutory nature conservation agencies in the environmental governance of fisheries193
12The role of environmental NGOs in fisheries governance209
13The participatory role of the media in fisheries governance219
14The role of marine science in participatory fisheries governance231
15Bringing experiential knowledge into fisheries science advisory processes : lessons learned from the Canadian experience of participatory governance249
16Local ecological knowledge, science, participation and fisheries governance in Newfoundland and Labrador : a complex, contested and changing relationship269
17A comparative analysis of three modes of collaborative learning in fisheries governance : hierarchy, networks and community291
18Getting the scale(s) right in ocean fisheries management : an argument for decentralised, participatory governance307
19Scientific knowledge and participation in the governance of fisheries in the North Sea319
20Participatory fisheries governance - three central themes343

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