Emergence of Global Adaptive Governance for Stewardship of Regional Marine Resources

@inproceedings{sterblom2013EmergenceOG,
  title={Emergence of Global Adaptive Governance for Stewardship of Regional Marine Resources},
  author={Henrik {\"O}sterblom and Carl S Folke},
  year={2013}
}
Overfishing has historically caused widespread stock collapses in the Southern Ocean. Until recently, illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing threatened to result in the collapse of some of the few remaining valuable fish stocks in the region and vulnerable seabird populations. Currently, this unsustainable fishing has been reduced to less than 10% of former levels. We describe and analyze the emergence of the social-ecological governance system that made it possible to curb the… CONTINUE READING