Management of the South Pacific tuna fishery

Hunt, Colin (1997) Management of the South Pacific tuna fishery. Marine Policy, 21 2: 155-171. doi:10.1016/S0308-597X(96)00053-X


Author Hunt, Colin
Title Management of the South Pacific tuna fishery
Journal name Marine Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-597X
Publication date 1997-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0308-597X(96)00053-X
Volume 21
Issue 2
Start page 155
End page 171
Total pages 17
Language eng
Abstract South Pacific tuna is worth some $USl.5 billion and the economic future of many Pacific islands is dependent upon the conservation of the region's tuna stocks. The entry into force of UNCLOS in 1994 and the Implementing Agreement of 1995 have focussed attention on the management of South Pacific tuna, as have regional economic trends. However, the deficiencies apparent in fisheries management systems elsewhere are likely to be exacerbated in the South Pacific. The article suggests that a practical alternative to the direct control of tuna catches, while other methods are being researched, is area closures. This system is already in place in some island countries and requires only limited financial resources to implement.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
 
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