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The Global Context of Marine Fisheries

Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua E. Cinner

in Adapting to a Changing Environment

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199754489
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918843 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754489.003.0002
The Global Context of Marine Fisheries

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Marine fisheries are an arena where the economic and political tensions around resource access and trade have become heightened. Fisheries resources have declined globally and climate change impacts will change the distribution, productivity, and access. The unfolding recognition of unequal distribution of resources and costs to access fish, management effectiveness, and the impacts of climate change are expected to lead to continuous changes in aid and the interactions between national and international governance of marine fisheries. The alignment of national and international interests and policies will influence the evolving framework for these institutional changes. How local laws are implemented, their flexibility, the effectiveness of monitoring resources, and mechanisms for funding will increasingly solve or undermine these emerging governance problems.

Keywords: european fisheries; contracts; fish distribution; fisheries trade; globalization

Chapter.  6132 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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