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Private property and public interest in fisheries management: the Tasmanian rock lobster fishery


Phillips, Gregory and Kriwoken, LK and Hay, PR, Private property and public interest in fisheries management: the Tasmanian rock lobster fishery, Marine Policy, 26, (6) pp. 459-469. ISSN 0308-597X (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0308-597X(02)00026-X


In 1998 a management system based on individual transferable quota (ITQ) was introduced in the Tasmanian rock lobster fishery. This marked the continuation of a management trend that has favoured economic efficiency at the cost of reduced employment and greater restrictions on access to the fishery. The authors discuss management trends in the fishery in the context of Tasmania's history, and social and political characteristics, which it is argued, have shaped development of Tasmania's resource management culture. Implications for social equality, economic well-being environmental sustainability are discussed. In conclusion the difficulty of reforming policy that has been shaped by vested interests and which establishes rent-seeking activity is considered. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All Rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Wildlife and habitat management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Phillips, Gregory (Mr Gregory Phillips)
UTAS Author:Kriwoken, LK (Dr Lorne Kriwoken)
UTAS Author:Hay, PR (Dr Peter Hay)
ID Code:24529
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2010-10-15

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