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Aggregate performance in managing marine ecosystems of 53 maritime countries


Alder, J and Cullis-Suzuki, S and Karpouzi, V and Kaschner, K and Mondoux, S and Swartz, W and Trujillo, P and Watson, RA and Pauly, D, Aggregate performance in managing marine ecosystems of 53 maritime countries, Marine Policy, 34, (3) pp. 468-476. ISSN 0308-597X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2009.10.001


Fourteen indicators of marine living resource management performance by country, reflecting both their intention to sustainably use the resource within their Exclusive Economic Zones and the effectiveness of their policies, were developed and the performances of 53 maritime countries were assessed. Four rankings of the countries, which jointly account for over 95 percent of the world's marine fisheries landings, are presented here as aggregated scores of the fourteen indicators, using different schemes for weighting the indicators, each reflective of the management preferences identified by the Global Environment Outlook 4 (GEO4) future development scenarios: Market First; Policy First; Security First; and Sustainability First. The resulting rankings differed substantially between the weighting schemes for the top performing countries but less so for the countries performing poorly. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Environmental indicator; Fisheries sustainability; Mariculture; Marine mammal; Seabird; ecosystem management; fishery management; mariculture; marine ecosystem; marine policy; resource development; resource use; seabird; security; sustainability
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Watson, RA (Professor Reginald Watson)
ID Code:83739
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:30
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2013-03-21
Last Modified:2013-03-21

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