Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The quality of compliance: investigating fishers' responses towards regulation and authorities
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre. University of Oslo, Norway.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Number of Authors: 3
2017 (English)In: Fish and Fisheries, ISSN 1467-2960, E-ISSN 1467-2979, Vol. 18, no 4, 682-697 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A substantial amount of scientific effort goes into understanding and measuring compliance in fisheries. Understanding why, how and when fishers follow or violate rules is crucial for designing effective fishery policies that can halt overfishing. Non-compliance was initially explained almost exclusively with reference to economic and self-interested motivations. More recently, however, most explanations involve a combination of economic, social, political and environmental factors. Despite this recent development towards more holistic explanations, many scientists continue to frame the issue in binary terms: fishers either follow rules, or they don't. In this article we challenge this binary interpretation and focus attention on the diversity of fishers' dispositions and perceptions that underpin compliant behaviour. To this aim we construct a typology of fishers' responses towards regulation and authorities, thereby developing conceptual tools to understand different motivations and attitudes that underlie compliance outcomes. For this purpose, we identify the motivational postures of 'creativity' and 'reluctance', and then highlight their empirical relevance with an interview study of Swedish fishers. Reasons for studying the quality and diversity of fishers' motivations and responses are not purely academic. Conceptualizing and observing the quality of compliance can help policymakers and managers gauge and anticipate the potentiality of non-compliant fishing practices that may threaten the resilience of marine ecosystems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 18, no 4, 682-697 p.
Keyword [en]
Baltic Sea fisheries, fishermen, compliance, reluctance, regulation, social science
National Category
Agricultural Science, Forestry and Fisheries Political Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-145347DOI: 10.1111/faf.12197ISI: 000404555100005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-145347DiVA: diva2:1128682
Available from: 2017-07-27 Created: 2017-07-27 Last updated: 2017-07-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Boonstra, Wiebren J.Birnbaum, SimonBjörkvik, Emma
By organisation
Stockholm Resilience CentreDepartment of Political Science
In the same journal
Fish and Fisheries
Agricultural Science, Forestry and FisheriesPolitical Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 109 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf