Attitudes of Trawl Vessel Captains about Work, Resource Use, and Fishery Management

  title={Attitudes of Trawl Vessel Captains about Work, Resource Use, and Fishery Management},
  author={Susan Steele Hanna},
—The fisheries literature embodies critical assumptions about fisherman attitudes and motivations. Common assumptions are that populations of fishermen are homogeneous in motivation and decision making and that they behave in a myopic fashion, ignoring the effects of their fishing activities on the fishery resource. The results of a survey of trawl vessel captains challenge these assumptions. We document a heterogeneous population of captains who hold a diverse set of views toward work, risk… CONTINUE READING


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