Collective action for common property resource rejuvenation : the case of people's artificial reefs in Kerala state, India

Kurien, John (1996) Collective action for common property resource rejuvenation : the case of people's artificial reefs in Kerala state, India. CMFRI Bulletin-Artificial reefs and Seafarming technologies, 48. pp. 24-36.

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    Abstract

    This paper is about the efforts being made by communities of coastal fisherfolk in South India to build artificial reefs as a means of rejuvenating the ecosystem of their coastal waters damaged by indiscriminate trawling. These initiatives provide the basis for questioning the now influential opinions that in the case of resources in the realm of the commons, precious Uttle will be done to save them from ruin, particularly by those individuals who enjoy access to them. It hopes to add to the accumulating evidence that collective action by the laboring masses in the developing world - peasants, fisherfolk and forest dwellers, to mention a few - to revive and rejuvenate their common pool resources calls to question the undiscriminating policy prescriptions which continue to see only "market or state" interventions to solve issues relating to environmental degradation.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: artificial reefs; Kerala; India
    Subjects: Marine Environment > Artificial Reefs
    Divisions: Contributors
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 06:54
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:19
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/2836

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