Membership of the eight Regional Fishery Management Councils in the United States : are special interests over-represented ?

Abstract

The failure of modern fisheries management is blamed on myriad socio-economic and technical problems, but the most fundamental reason for failure might be the overwhelming dominance of extractive interests in participatory decision-making venues. In the United States, commercial fishing interests made up 49% of appointed voting members of the eight Regional… (More)

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