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Viability and resilience of small-scale fisheries through cooperative arrangements

P. Y. Hardy, C. Bene, Luc Doyen (), Jean-Christophe Pereau and D. Miles

Cahiers du GREThA (2007-2019) from Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée (GREThA)

Abstract: The small-scale fishery sector in many Pacific islands is facing increasing challenges in relation to resource availability, economic opportunity, demographic and social pressure. In particular, intensifying cash-oriented livelihood strategies can exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and threaten food security, poverty alleviation and resource conservation. In this paper we develop a bio-economic model and a quantitative measure of resilience to explore the interaction between socio-economic and ecological dynamics, and to analyse the potential role that cooperation and collective arrangements can play in this interaction to maintain the viability of the system. Based on the case of the customary system called wantok found in Solomon Islands, numerical examples are used to illustrate the gain that cooperation between fishers can bring in terms of subsistence, profitability, ecological performances as well as resilience to shock.

Keywords: resilience; cooperation; viability; crisis time; fisheries; wantok (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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