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Hybrid governance in aquaculture: certification schemes and third party accreditation


Vince, J and Haward, M, Hybrid governance in aquaculture: certification schemes and third party accreditation, Aquaculture, 507 pp. 322-328. ISSN 0044-8486 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.04.041


Certification and third party accreditation schemes are examples of private-social partnerships that make up a form of hybrid governance. We argue that hybrid governance is changing the way traditional governance is being utilised. In this paper we examine the rise of third party certification and the challenges these governance arrangements bring to traditional governance. We examine this through analysis of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and the application of the ASC standard in salmonid aquaculture in Tasmania, Australia. This example emphasises that market and consumer engagement is challenging government policies and posing key questions over the role of traditional state practice in the evaluation of sustainable aquaculture. A key factor, however, underpinning such engagement is trust. Thus ASC certification is likely to be a necessary, but not a sufficient, condition supporting the granting of social licence to operate.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:hybrid governance, aquaculture, Tasmania, salmon
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public policy
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
UTAS Author:Vince, J (Associate Professor Joanna Vince)
UTAS Author:Haward, M (Professor Marcus Haward)
ID Code:132189
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:20
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-04-29
Last Modified:2020-09-10

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