Certification and Communities: Alternatives for Regulating the Environmental and Social Impacts of Shrimp Farming

@article{Vandergeest2007CertificationAC,
  title={Certification and Communities: Alternatives for Regulating the Environmental and Social Impacts of Shrimp Farming},
  author={Peter Vandergeest},
  journal={World Development},
  year={2007},
  volume={35},
  pages={1152-1171}
}
Summary This paper examines two distinct environmental regulatory networks for shrimp farming, one based in certification, the other in community and local government regulation. Field research in Southern Thailand shows that local communities and local governments are currently the most effective regulators of shrimp farming. Emerging environmental certification networks do not provide for community input into setting, monitoring, or enforcing technical standards. Certification networks could… Expand
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