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Ocean Fisheries Case Study Series: Volume 3
Ocean Fisheries Case Study Series: Managing for the Future: The Tragedy of the Commons Revisited
Item#: 541
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$49.95
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Running Time: 15 minutes
G 9-Adult
David Conover

 

 

 

 

This title is currently offered on VHS, but can be converted to DVD upon request.

Managers face a worldwide challenge of collapsing fish stocks. Could this failure be partially due to top-down governance? Straight from the decks of fishing boats, and from a submarine searching for broodstock lobster, we witness experiments in local co-management by both scientists and harvesters in Maine.

Can fishing communities find sustainable management policies for these commonly-owned resources? The American-style town meeting goes to sea as harvesters and managers wrestle with the tough issues of regulation, marine protected areas, and other strategies of self-restraint.