Concerns and Problems in Fisheries and Aquaculture – Exploring Governability

  • Svein Jentoft
  • Ratana Chuenpagdee
Part of the MARE Publication Series book series (MARE, volume 7)


Concerns, problems and issues in fisheries and aquaculture are, in many instances, undermined by the lack of a thorough examination of their nature and of the characteristics of the associated systems. Their persistence creates governability challenges, which have restricted effective policy interventions. In order to improve governability, we submit that there is a need to first recognize the complexity of the problems, and then conceptualize them in a way that points towards solutions. In so doing, it may reveal not only limits to governance but also the opportunities and possibilities that exist to enhance governability, i.e., the overall quality for governance.


Governability assessment Interactive governance Wicked problems Fisheries Aquaculture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and EconomicsUniversity of TromsøTromsøNorway
  2. 2.Department of GeographyMemorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John’sCanada

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