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From Policy Instruments to Action Arenas: Toward Robust Fisheries and Adaptive Fishing Households in Southwest Nova Scotia

Abstract The coastal fishing community of Barrington, Southwest Nova Scotia (SWNS), has depended on the resilience of ocean ecosystems and resource-based economic activities for centuries. But while many coastal fisheries have developed unique ways to govern their resources, global environmental and economic change presents new challenges. In this study, I examine the multi-species fishery of Barrington. My objective was to understand what makes the fishery and its governance system robust to economic and ecological change, what makes fishing households vulnerable, and how household vulnerability and system level robustness interact. I addressed these these questions by focusing on action arenas, their contexts, interactions and outcomes. I used a c... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Barnett, Allain Jd (Author) / Anderies, John M (Advisor) / Abbott, Joshua K (Committee member) / Bolin, Bob (Committee member) / Eakin, Hallie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental science / Fisheries and aquatic sciences / Cultural anthropology / Atlantic Canada / individual transferable quota / justice / robustness / social-ecological system / vulnerability
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 283 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Environmental Social Science 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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