Social Wellbeing and the Values of Small-scale Fisheries

  • Derek S. Johnson
  • Tim G. Acott
  • Natasha Stacey
  • Julie Urquhart

Part of the MARE Publication Series book series (MARE, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Derek S. Johnson
    Pages 1-21
  3. Natasha Stacey, Dirk J. Steenbergen, Julian Clifton, Greg Acciaioli
    Pages 97-123
  4. Ben Belton, Mostafa A. R. Hossain, Shakuntala H. Thilsted
    Pages 217-241
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 333-343

About this book


This book advances discussions of values in fisheries by showing the rich theoretical insights and connections possible when value is grounded in a multi-dimensional social well being approach. Questions of value have long been a central, if often unacknowledged, concern in maritime studies and in research on fisheries. Social scientists have looked at changing perceptions of value as coastal regions and fisheries have industrialized, economic interconnections have deepened, ecosystems have been depleted, shifts in population have occurred, and governance arrangements have been transformed. With a focus on the diverse ways in which small-scale fisheries are valued, the contributions to this volume address these and other themes through cases from numerous countries in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. 

This volume provides a timely contribution to the development of new approaches that seek to capture the complexity of how fisheries can be understood beyond standard mo

no-dimensional, and often economic, interpretations. Each chapter makes a clear and stand-alone contribution to conceptual and methodological advancement, and collectively these works cover a wide range of frameworks and schools of thought.”

Dr Sarah Coulthard, Senior Lecturer in International Development, Northumbria University, UK

The list of contributing authors [is] impressive and covers a wide geographical range of illustrative examples, [which] helps to demonstrate the global value of small-scale fisheries.”

Professor J. Allister McGregor, Professor in Political Economy, the University of Sheffield, UK


Cultural ecosystem services Fisheries governance Place-based approaches Place identity Value-contribution matrix

Editors and affiliations

  • Derek S. Johnson
    • 1
  • Tim G. Acott
    • 2
  • Natasha Stacey
    • 3
  • Julie Urquhart
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  2. 2.Department of History, Politics and Social SciencesUniversity of GreenwichLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Research Institute for the Environment and LivelihoodsCharles Darwin UniversityDarwinAustralia
  4. 4.Centre for Environmental PolicyImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60749-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60750-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2212-6260
  • Series Online ISSN 2212-6279
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