Government-industry co-management arrangements within the south african deep-sea hake fishery
Raakjaer Nielsen, J.
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As part of a global comparative study of user-participation in fisheries management, a neo-institutional economic framework analysis is applied to the South African Deep-sea Hake Fishery to evaluate past and present co-management arrangements. It is postulated that the comprehensive partnerships that exist will struggle to remain legitimate and functional during major changes in the access-rights regime. The government is redistributing quota to new entrants and previously-disadvantaged South Africans, resulting in competition between the established demersal trawl fleet and a new longline sector for access rights. The established industry is currently undertaking restructuring via investment schemes, joint ventures and share agreements. The relationship between rights to fish a resource and user-participation in management is one where, due to uncertainty, the participants are investing in negotiating security of tenure rather than in co-management arrangements. The current restructu.....
JournalProceedings of the International Workshop on Fisheries Co-Management. Penang, Malaysia. 26 pp.
Spatial CoverageSouth Africa
Conference NameInternational Workshop on Fisheries Co-Management
Conference PlacePenang, Malaysia
Conference DateAugust 1999
CitationProceedings of the International Workshop on Fisheries Co-Management. Penang, Malaysia. 26 pp.
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