Social capital in fisheries governance
Nicholas Wehner and
Octo Open Communications for The Ocean
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Nicholas Wehner: OCTO (Open Communications for The Ocean)
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Fishing policies are typically based on a mix of ecology and economics. It is assumed that fishers will act in line with those considerations. However, that assumption fails to consider the important social and cultural contexts in which fishers operate, and as a result may limit the policies’ effectiveness. It is important that regulations recognize and build upon the often unwritten rules and norms of fisher culture in order to secure community support.
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