Translator Disclaimer
1 March 2005 Fishermen's Interests and Cooperation: Preconditions for Joint Management of Swedish Coastal Fisheries
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

The participation of fishermen in fisheries management is discussed with varying ideas under the notions of “comanagement”, “participatory management” or “local management”. Empirical studies within Swedish fishery have thrown new light on the preconditions for fishermen's participation in fisheries management. Among the important factors influencing failure or success are the two which we discuss here: the question of articulation, organization and representation of interests of fishermen and the question of trust between the groups that are usually cooperating in resource management, fishermen, governmental administrators and researchers. The research summarized has addressed the interests of fishermen with regard to resource management, local fisheries management, and participation of fishermen. The overarching question connecting the three themes is: How can the interests of fishermen be represented better within fisheries management? Interests and trust, “soft facts”, can be as important for the success or failure of fisheries management and participation as can “hard facts” such as ownership rights, quantity and quality of resources or monetary value of resources.

Karl Bruckmeier, Anders Ellegård, and Laura Píriz "Fishermen's Interests and Cooperation: Preconditions for Joint Management of Swedish Coastal Fisheries," AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment 34(2), 101-110, (1 March 2005). https://doi.org/10.1579/0044-7447-34.2.101
Published: 1 March 2005
JOURNAL ARTICLE
10 PAGES

This article is only available to subscribers.
It is not available for individual sale.
+ SAVE TO MY LIBRARY

SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top