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Regulatory Compliance in Lake Victoria Fisheries

Håkan Eggert () and Razack B. Lokina

Discussion Papers from Resources For the Future

Abstract: This paper analyzes the causes for regulatory compliance using traditional deterrence variables and potential moral and social variables. We used self-reported data from Tanzanian artisanal fishers in Lake Victoria. The results indicated that the decision to be a non-violator or to be a violator—as well as the violation rate—are influenced by changes in deterrence variables (such as the probability of detection and punishment), but with respect to legitimacy and social variables. We also identified a small group of fishers that reacted neither to normative aspects nor to traditional deterrence variables, but persistently violated the regulation and used bribes to avoid punishment.

Keywords: Compliance; fisheries; Lake Victoria; legitimacy; normative; deterrence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K42 L51 Q22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-06-02
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