Cascading Globalization and Local Response: Indian Fishers’ Response to Export Market Liberalization

Axelrod, Mark and Roth, Brian and Boyd Kramer, Daniel and Shyam, S Salim and Novak, Julia M and Sathianandan, T V and Kuriakose, Somy (2015) Cascading Globalization and Local Response: Indian Fishers’ Response to Export Market Liberalization. Journal of Environment & Development, 24 (3). pp. 315-344.

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    Abstract

    Scholars have long debated whether trade liberalization has positive or negative effects on resource use and ecosystems. This study examines the conditions under which resource use increases or decreases in response to reduced trade barriers, specifically after the 2008 World Trade Organization decision that led the United States to reduce anti-dumping duties on Indian shrimp. At the district level in South India, fishing fleet expansion was correlated with access to global market information via mobile phones. Model simulations indicate that increased mobile phone saturation could expand fish- ing effort sufficiently to deplete multiple marine species groups, while other species benefit from the loss of predators. However, scenario analysis suggests that regulatory interventions could mitigate these ecosystem pressures while still permitting fishers to benefit from increased access to global market information.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: globalization and environment, trade and environment, coastal socioecological systems, coupled human and natural systems, coastal fisheries, information technology
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Economics
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2015 04:34
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 16:01
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10492

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