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Defining global artisanal fisheries


Rousseau, Y and Watson, RA and Blanchard, JL and Fulton, EA, Defining global artisanal fisheries, Marine Policy, 108 Article 103634. ISSN 0308-597X (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103634


While small-scale and artisanal fisheries are undeniably important globally, there is no global consensus on how to define the sectors, hindering comparative studies and international agreements. We focused on the usage of the words in both the scientific literature and legal documents and show that the confusion stems from a misuse of the terms artisanal, small-scale, coastal and subsistence, and is further propagated by language barriers. Accepting the complexity and subtleties of each term, we developed a simple method based on rhetoric and within a transdisciplinary background, which allows the ‘level’ of artisanal fisheries between nations to be parameterised and compared.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:artisanal fisheries, small scale fisheries, transdisciplinary, fisheries management
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries management
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Rousseau, Y (Dr Yannick Rousseau)
UTAS Author:Watson, RA (Professor Reginald Watson)
UTAS Author:Blanchard, JL (Professor Julia Blanchard)
UTAS Author:Fulton, EA (Dr Elizabeth Fulton)
ID Code:134247
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2019-08-03
Last Modified:2020-03-17

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