Regulatory Compliance in Lake Victoria Fisheries
Håkan Eggert () and
Razack B Lokina
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Razack B Lokina: National Environment Management Council (NEMC), Postal: Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania
No 175, Working Papers in Economics from University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics
This paper analyzes the causes for regulatory compliance using traditional deterrence variables and potential moral and social variables. We use self-reported data from Tanzanian artisanal fishers in Lake Victoria. The results indicate that fishers adjust their violation rates with respect to changes in the probability of detection and punishment, but they also react to legitimacy and social variables. A small group of persistent violators react neither to normative aspects nor to traditional deterrence variables, but systematically violate the regulation and use bribes to avoid punishment.
Keywords: compliance; fishery; Lake Victoria; legitimacy; normative; deterrence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K42 L51 Q22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 25 pages
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Journal Article: Regulatory compliance in Lake Victoria fisheries (2010)
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