The Fisheries Co-management Experience

Accomplishments, Challenges and Prospects

  • Douglas Clyde Wilson
  • Jesper Raakjaer Nielsen
  • Poul Degnbol

Part of the Fish and Fisheries Series book series (FIFI, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages iii-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Svein Jentoft
      Pages 1-14
  3. The Fisheries Co-Management Idea

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Poul Degnbol
      Pages 31-49
    3. Susan Hanna
      Pages 51-60
    4. Evelyn Pinkerton
      Pages 61-77
  4. Experiences with Fisheries Co-Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Mafaniso Hara, Jesper Raakjær Nielsen
      Pages 81-97
    3. Robert S. Pomeroy, K. Kuperan Viswanathan
      Pages 99-117
    4. David Symes, Nathalie Steins, Juan-Luis Alegret
      Pages 119-133
    5. Laura Loucks, James A. Wilson, Jay J. C. Ginter
      Pages 153-169
    6. Rebecca Metzner, Michael Harte, Duncan Leadbitter
      Pages 171-189
  5. Multiple Stakeholders in Fisheries Co-Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Douglas Clyde Wilson
      Pages 193-211
    3. Riku Varjopuro, Pekka Salmi
      Pages 231-245
    4. Robert S. Pomeroy
      Pages 247-261
  6. Edge Issues in Fisheries Co-Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Svein Jentoft, Knut H. Mikalsen, Hans-Kristian Hernes
      Pages 281-292
    3. Svein Jentoft, Bonnie J. Mccay
      Pages 293-307
  7. Conclusion

    1. Susan Hanna
      Pages 309-319
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 321-324

About this book


For two decades the idea of governments and fishers working together to manage fisheries has been advocated, questioned, disparaged and, most importantly, attempted in fisheries from North and South America through Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. This book is the first time these experiences have been pulled together in a single volume, summarized and explained. The Fisheries Co-management Experience begins with a review of the intellectual foundations of the co-management idea from several professional perspectives. Next, fisheries researchers from six global regions describe what has been happening on the ground in their area. Finally, the volume offers a set of reflections by some of the best authors in the field. The end result describes both the state-of-the-art and emerging issues for one of the most important trends in natural resources management.


Europe Fisheries Fisheries management Recreational fishing fishing

Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas Clyde Wilson
    • 1
  • Jesper Raakjaer Nielsen
    • 1
  • Poul Degnbol
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute for Fisheries Management and Coastal Community DevelopmentHirtshalsDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6344-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3323-6
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