Success or Selection? An Economic Perspective on Fisheries Co-Management

Duke Environmental Economics Working Paper No. EE11-04

10 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2011

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Lori Snyder Bennear

Duke University - Nicholas School of the Environment

Martin D. Smith

Duke University - Nicholas School of the Environment

Date Written: April 1, 2011

Abstract

This paper comments on a recent paper published in the journal Nature that claims that fisheries co-management causes successful outcomes in fisheries. We outline theoretical arguments in favor of and against co-management as an approach to solving fisheries-commons problems. We argue that the principal claims of the authors are not supported by their data and analysis. Spurious inference about effectiveness of co-management runs the risk of undermining rather than advancing the policy process.

Keywords: program evaluation, co-managment

Suggested Citation

Bennear, Lori Snyder and Smith, Martin D., Success or Selection? An Economic Perspective on Fisheries Co-Management (April 1, 2011). Duke Environmental Economics Working Paper No. EE11-04, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1925129 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1925129

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