A Value Chain Analysis of ghost nets in the Arafura Sea: identifying trans-boundary stakeholders, intervention points and livelihood trade-offs.

@article{Butler2013AVC,
  title={A Value Chain Analysis of ghost nets in the Arafura Sea: identifying trans-boundary stakeholders, intervention points and livelihood trade-offs.},
  author={James R. A. Butler and R. E. Gunn and Helen Louise Berry and G A Wagey and Britta Denise Hardesty and Chris Wilcox},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2013},
  volume={123},
  pages={14-25}
}
Lost or discarded fishing nets are a significant component of marine debris which has trans-boundary impacts in large marine ecosystems. Such 'ghost nets' cause the by-catch of marine fauna and require retrieval from coastlines where they wash up. Identifying the causes of discarded nets and feasible intervention points requires analysis of a complex value chain and the stakeholders within it, yet no studies have attempted this. In this paper we combine Value Chain Analysis, commonly applied to… CONTINUE READING