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The Market, Marx and Sustainability in a Fishery


Bradshaw, MB, The Market, Marx and Sustainability in a Fishery, Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 36, (1) pp. 66-85. ISSN 0066-4812 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-8330.2004.00382.x


A management system of individual transferable quotas was introduced in the Tasmanian commercial rock lobster fishery in 1998. The market for quota units has since become increasingly capitalised. Fishers without substantial wealth find it difficult to participate in this market. Instead, investors purchase quota units. Consequently, fishery managers are somewhat disillusioned with the hidden hand of the market and are seeking a different way to conceptualise what is happening in the fishery. Marx's writings on the hidden abode of production suggest one such way. I bring Marx's work together with quota management and the views of participants as an alternative way of framing these changes in the fishery. © 2004 Editorial Board of Antipode.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Economic geography
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)
ID Code:30168
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2005-04-26

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