Putting fisheries management back in places

Putting fisheries management back in places Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 7, 125–127 (1997) Points of view DANIEL PAULY Fisheries Centre, 2204 Main Mall, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4 and International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), MC PO Box 2631, 0718, Makati, Philippines (e-mail: pauly@fisheries.com) Except, miraculously, for Jules Verne’s, scientif ic predictions always turn out to be wrong. However, the 3rd Millennium is coming, fisheries resources are going, and it is impossible to resist the urge to take the plunge and make a few predictions about the future of fisheries management, and of the scientif ic discipline. And no, the ‘s’ at the end of the title is not out of place: I shall suggest that in the future, fisheries management and its associated science will have to deal with ‘places’ far more than they have in the recent past. Indeed, I shall suggest that they will have to return, in many cases, to ancient modes of allocating fisheries resources to local communities, rooted in physical places. The trend now is going somewhere else, toward privatization of fisheries resources through Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs) and similar instruments (Pauly, 1996), and there are also attempts to privatize the research scientists and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

Putting fisheries management back in places

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 1997 by Chapman and Hall
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Zoology
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