Interactive Governance for Small-Scale Fisheries: Global Reflections by Svein JentoftInteractive Governance for Small-Scale Fisheries: Global Reflections by Svein Jentoft

Interactive Governance for Small-Scale Fisheries: Global Reflections

bySvein JentoftEditorRatana Chuenpagdee

Hardcover | June 11, 2015

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Drawing on more than 30 case studies from around the world, this book offers a multitude of examples for improving the governance of small-scale fisheries. Contributors from some 36 countries argue that reform, transformation and innovation are vital to achieving sustainable small-scale fisheries - especially for mitigating the threats and vulnerabilities of global change. For this to happen, governing systems must be context-specific and the governability of small-scale fisheries properly assessed. The volume corresponds well with the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries adopted in 2014, spearheaded by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). These affirm the importance of small-scale fisheries for food security, nutrition, livelihoods, rural development and poverty reduction. The book arises from the project Too Big To Ignore: Global Partnership for Small-Scale Fisheries Research (TBTI).

"A nuanced, diverse, vibrant and local-specific collection of essays - just as the small-scale fisheries around the world - dealt with by this versatile array of authors. Following on the heels of the recently adopted FAO Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines, here is an erudite compendium which I heartily recommend to policy makers, academics and activists who wish to come to terms with the complex issue of governance of this important field of human activity."

John Kurien - Founding Member of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), and Former Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, India

"Likely to become a classic in its field, this book is about small-scale fisheries and interactive governance - governance which is negotiated, deliberated upon, and communicated among stakeholders who often share governing responsibilities. The authors show that interactive governance is not just a normative theory but a phenomenon that can be studied empirically, here with 34 case studies from as many countries around the world, north and south, east and west. Such "force of example" enables the editors to put together well-developed arguments and sometimes surprising conclusions about the way ahead. A must-read for managers, practitioners, stakeholders, and students!"

Fikret Berkes - University of Manitoba, Canada, and author ofCoasts for People

Title:Interactive Governance for Small-Scale Fisheries: Global ReflectionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:775 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.25 inPublished:June 11, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319170333

ISBN - 13:9783319170336

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Table of Contents

Part I: Governance and Governability - Introducing the Concepts.- 1. Exploring Challenges in Small-Scale Fisheries Governance.- 2. Assessing Governability of Small-Scale Fisheries.-Part II: Small-scale Fisheries Diversity - Identifying Governability Challenges.- 3. Community-Based, Co-Management for Governing Small-Scale Fisheries of The Pacific: A Solomon Islands' Case Study.- 4. Governance and Governability: The Small-Scale Purse Seine Fishery in Pulau Rote, Eastern Indonesia.- 5. Governability Challenges in Sustaining Small-Scale Fisheries in an Urban Context: A Study of Cochin Backwaters, India.- 6. Governability of Kelp Forest Small-Scale Harvesting in Iroise Sea, France.- 7. The Traditional Small-Scale Octopus Fishery in Portugal: Framing its Governability.-Part III: Governing System Complexity - Aligning Modes.- Lessons from Existing Modes of Governance in Malawi's Small-Scale Fisheries.- 9. Two Rules for the Same Fish: Small-Scale Fisheries Governance in Mainland Ecuador and Galapagos Islands.- 10. Governability, Self-Governance and Co-Governance in the Context of Lake Victoria fisheries, Tanzania.- 11. A Comparison of Small-Scale Fisheries Governability: Baja California Sur, Mexico and the Hawaiian Islands.- 12. Governability of Small-Scale Lobster Fisheries in the Wider Caribbean.Part IV: Rights and Justice Concern - Securing Access.- 13. The Governability of Small-Scale Fisheries Food System in South Africa - The Case of Snoek and West Coast Rock Lobster.- 14. Japanese Fishing Cooperative Associations: Governance in an Era of Consolidation.- 15. Governability and its Discontents in the Fishery of Lake Winnipeg Since the Late 1960s: The View from Gimli.- 16. Alaska's Community Quota Entities Program for Halibut and Sablefish: Between Governability Challenges and Opportunities.- 17. Governing Through Markets: Societal Objectives, Private Property Rights and Small-Scale Fisheries in Denmark.-Part V: Marine Protected Areas - Securing Space.- 18. Scaling-Up Small-Scale Fisheries Governability Through Marine Protected Areas in Southern Brazil.- 19. Governability Challenges Facing Small-Scale Fisheries Living Adjacent to Marine Protected Areas in South Africa.- 20. Assessing Governability of Small-Scale Fisheries in Taklong Island National Marine Reserve in the Philippines.- 21. Marine Protected Areas, Small-Scale Commercial Versus Recreational Fishers: Governability Challenges in the Canary Islands, Spain.- 22. The Governability of Mangrove Ecosystems in Thailand: Comparative Successes of Different Governance Models.-Part VI: Cross-Boundary Governance - Fostering Interactions.- 23. A Principle-Based Analysis of Multilevel Policy Areas on Inshore Fisheries in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.- 24. Power Dynamics and Community Failure in the Small-Scale Fisheries Sector in Cyprus.- 25. Common Ground, Uncommon Vision: The Importance of Cooperation for Small-Scale Fisheries Governance.- 26. Small-Scale Fisheries, Changing Borders: The Case of San Andrés Archipelago (Colombia) and the International Court of Justice.- 27. Limits to the Governability of Transboundary Fisheries: Implications for Small-Scale Fishers in Northern Sri Lanka and Beyond.-Part VII: Governance in Transition - Reforming Institutions.- 28. Impacts and Implications of Deep Fisheries Reforms on the Governability of Small-Scale Fisheries in Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia.- 29. The Co-Governance of Fisheries in - Post Conflict Sierra Leone: Is the Transition for Better or for Worse?.- 30. Exploring Adaptive Co-Management as a Pathway to Enhance the Governability of Sea Urchin Fisheries in Barbados and Saint Lucia.- 31. Co-Governance of Small-Scale Shellfisheries in Latin America: Institutional Adaptability to External Drivers of Change.-Part VIII: Meta-Governance - Realizing the Possibility.- 32. To Define or not to Define: Implications for the Governability of Small-Scale Coastal Fisheries in The Netherlands.- 33. Coordination, Development, and Governance of Senegal Small-Scale Fisheries.- 34. Promoting Governability in Small-Scale Fisheries in Zanzibar, Tanzania: From Self-Governance to Co-Governance.- 35. Towards a Governable Co-Management in South Korean Small-Scale Fisheries: Interactions of Institutions and Stakeholders' Mindset.- 36. The Dynamics of Small-Scale Fisheries in Norway: From Adaptamentality to Governability.-Part IX: Governability Challenges - Urging Change.- 37. Enhancing the Governability of Small-Scale Fisheries Through Interactive Governance.