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Social objectives of fisheries management: What are managers' priorities?

Pascoe, Sean and Brooks, Kate and Cannard, Toni and Dichmont, Catherine M. and Jebreen, Eddie and Schirmer, Jacki and Triantafillos, Lianos (2014) Social objectives of fisheries management: What are managers' priorities? Ocean & Coastal Management, 98 . pp. 1-10. ISSN 0964-5691

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.05.014

Publisher URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964569114001628

Abstract

Increasingly, social considerations are having an influence on fisheries policy as well as day-to-day management decision making. Social objectives, unlike economic or conservation objectives, are often poorly defined in fisheries policy, providing substantial leeway for managers to develop management plans in response to the perceived importance of different social outcomes, and potential inconsistencies between different fisheries and jurisdictions. In this paper, through a literature review and workshop with managers across different Australian jurisdictions, we develop a set of social objectives that may be applicable in Australian fisheries. We assess the importance of these different objectives using the Analytic Hierarchy Process, and find considerable diversity in opinion as to which social objectives fisheries management should prioritise to achieve. This diversity of opinion is not directly related to jurisdiction, but does seem related to the context and social environment in which fisheries managers are operating.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Fisheries Queensland
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery management. Fishery policy
Deposited On:21 Jan 2015 03:19
Last Modified:08 Jun 2015 16:03

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