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Natural resource industries, 'tragedy of the commons' and the case of Chilean salmon farming

  title={Natural resource industries, 'tragedy of the commons' and the case of Chilean salmon farming},
  author={Michiko Iizuka and Jorge Katz},
  journal={International Journal of Institutions and Economies},
  • M. Iizuka, J. Katz
  • Published 2010
  • Economics
  • International Journal of Institutions and Economies
Chilean salmon farming has been considered as an outstanding example of success after growing at two digit rates for more than twenty years. With further insight, we now know that such rapid process of expansion came at the expense of sanitary and environmental deterioration. The outbreak of ISA- a viral disease that kills salmon - in 2008 has made this utterly clear. The overexploitation of the 'common' - pristine waters - upon which the industry operates, and the lack of an adequate… 

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