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Zoning and the Tasmanian Commercial Rock Lobster Industry


Bradshaw, MB and Wood, LJ, Zoning and the Tasmanian Commercial Rock Lobster Industry, Local Environment, 8, (5) pp. 513-525. ISSN 1354-9839 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/1354983032000143671


In this paper, the island of Tasmania is considered as a government jurisdiction. Management at this scale can conflict with sustainability in local environments. The case used to make this argument is the Tasmanian commercial rock lobster fishery. Within this fishery, Tasmania-wide management paradoxically intensifies differences at the same time as it effaces them. These differences contrast with Tasmania-wide management claims regarding sustainability. Actor-network theory is used to help approach these tensions. Zoning the fishery is put forward as a way to take into account differences to produce sustainable local outcomes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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 - wild caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bradshaw, MB (Dr Matthew Bradshaw)
UTAS Author:Wood, LJ (Associate Professor Les Wood)
ID Code:27949
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-03-31

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