Managing bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean Sea

TitleManaging bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean Sea
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSumaila, Ussif Rashid, and Ling Huang
JournalMarine Policy
Volume36
Number2
Pagination502–511
KeywordsBluefin Tuna, ICCAT, shared stock
Abstract

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna is an important but not well managed fishery in the Mediterranean Sea. In this paper, management system is evaluated with information on stock status, resource rent, and total employment. The non-restrictive implementation of International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) policies is found to be the institutional reason for its management failure, while the common-property and shared stock nature of this fishery is the fundamental reason. To address these major issues, policy schemes are proposed to help sustainably manage this valuable resource in the Mediterranean Sea.

DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2011.08.010

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

UBC FISHERIES CENTRE
UBC Fisheries Centre
2202 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
Canada
V6T 1Z4
Tel 604-822-2731
Fax 604-822-8934
Email:

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC | © Copyright The University of British Columbia