Responsible Fisheries? A Response to the ‘New Path’ of Co-governance

Bavinck, Maarten and Imara Hoefsloot, Fenna and Wastiaux, Max (2017) Responsible Fisheries? A Response to the ‘New Path’ of Co-governance. Economic and Political Weekly, 52 (39). pp. 83-86.

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    The article “Responsible Fisheries: Kerala Fish Workers Open New Path in Co-governance” (EPW, 29 August 2015) argued that the “Kochi Initiative” in Kerala—a collaboration between fi shers and government scientists—was a major breakthrough in fi sheries governance. We suggest that these authors cheered too soon. Through evidence from coastal Tamil Nadu, we note the history of the debate among fi shers on environmental and justice impacts of new technology. Fisher management skills are usually ignored by state agencies which also fail to govern effectively. While co-management is the way to go, it requires more state effort.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Responsible Fisheries; Co-governance
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Legislation
    Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Management
    Aquaculture > Fisheries Management
    Divisions: Contributors
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2017 08:28
    Last Modified: 24 Nov 2021 07:17

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