Regulatory Compliance in Lake Victoria Fisheries
Håkan Eggert () and
Razack B. Lokina
Discussion Papers from Resources For the Future
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)
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Journal Article: Regulatory compliance in Lake Victoria fisheries (2010)
Working Paper: Regulatory Compliance in Lake Victoria Fisheries (2005)
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