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Abstract Faced with the widespread use of dismantling sites in Asia, whose processes present alarming health and environmental issues, the European Commission has raised the question of implementing a financial mechanism to encourage shipowners to use higher standards for ship recycling. This mechanism would take the form of a recycling licence applicable to any ship wanting to call at a port within EU territory, whether flying the flag of an EU Member State or of a third country. The present pa...
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#1Crisol Méndez-Medina (Duke University)H-Index: 1
#2Birgit SchmookH-Index: 21
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Abstract Decentralization of fisheries management in Mexico has created overlapping state agencies without clearly defined responsibilities. This has generated a management dilemma for national fisheries enforcement, due to ambiguity in implementation and legislation among agencies. Through a case study in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, in the Yucatan Peninsula, we explore how local actors have addressed problems resulting from the implementation of these decentralized policies. We focus on l...
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#1Robert Murphy (Alaska Pacific University)
#2Bradley P. Harris (Alaska Pacific University)H-Index: 10
Last. Nathan Wolf (Alaska Pacific University)H-Index: 9
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Abstract Fisheries management should account for the tradeoffs associated with regulatory options to minimize unintended consequences and undue impacts on stakeholder communities. Importantly, these assessments necessitate the inclusion of the perceptions of resource users to help anticipate consequences. While stakeholder involvement is a central tenet in federal fisheries management, managers are faced with many challenges such as those associated with collecting perspectives from diverse grou...
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#1Cristina Bernardo (UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)H-Index: 1
#2Aisni Mayumi Corrêa de Lima Adachi (UNESP: Sao Paulo State University)
Last. Hugo Bornatowski (UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)H-Index: 13
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Abstract Sharks exhibit peculiar characteristics, which may lead to overfishing to cause irreversible damage to stocks and failing to restore original population sizes. Although global fin trade has decreased since 2000 meat trade has increased, with Brazil figuring as the largest shark meat importer worldwide. Still, in Brazil, elasmobranchs are traded under the label “cacao” making it difficult to monitor what species are actually being traded. To overcome elasmobranch fraudulent trade, molecu...
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#1Abdul HalimH-Index: 1
#2Neil R. LoneraganH-Index: 41
Last. M. Fedi A. SonditaH-Index: 1
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Abstract Fisheries management rights (FMRs), such as territorial use rights in fisheries (TURFs), are a promising approach for fisheries management that, if implemented on larger geographic scales, may be able to reduce the risk of fisheries decline, particularly for small-scale fisheries (SSF). SSF are significant throughout Asia, Africa and South America for millions of fishers and supporting the livelihoods of coastal communities. This research evaluates the potential of TURFs as a management...
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#1Corinne Bagoulla (University of Nantes)H-Index: 2
#2Patrice Guillotreau (University of Nantes)H-Index: 13
Abstract This article studies the role of maritime transport in France on the domestic economy with respect to output and employment-inducing effects through an Input-Output approach. This is the first study ever made in this country for this industry, whereas the same approach has been applied in the past to many other countries (Korea, Ireland, China, Spain …) having a significant maritime industry, thus giving a basis for comparison. In addition, an original contribution to the literature is ...
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#1Baiqiong Liu (Nanjing Normal University)H-Index: 2
#2Jing Wang (Nanjing Normal University)H-Index: 2
Last. Lin Zhao (Nanjing Normal University)H-Index: 1
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Abstract With the continuous aggravation of marine exploitation, it is significant to maintain the sustainable development of the marine social economy and ecological environment. Seven typical types of marine exploitation activities in China were screened to evaluate their comprehensive benefits, with the aim of selecting the activities that are suitable for priority development. Concretely, an evaluation index system, including the economic benefit index, social benefit index, resource depleti...
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#1Emily Stebbings (University of Exeter)
#2Eleni Papathanasopoulou (University of the West of England)
Last. Xiaoyu Yan (University of Exeter)
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Abstract The marine and coastal environment is an important economic asset in the UK, and there is a need for greater information about marine economic activities for the purposes of marine management and policy. However, due to the difficulties of quantifying some marine sectors and separating them from terrestrial activities, the current size and structure of the marine economy is unknown. This paper defines a systematic approach to quantifying the UK marine economy, aiming to capture all acti...
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#1Yvonne Sadovy de Mitcheson (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 18
#2Christi Linardich (IUCN: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources)H-Index: 2
Last. Áthila A. Bertoncini (UNIRIO: Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Among threats to marine species, overfishing has often been highlighted as a major contributor to population declines and yet fishing effort has increased globally over the past decade. This paper discusses the decadal reassessment of groupers (family Epinephelidae), an important and valuable group of marine fishes subjected to high market demand and intense fishing effort, based on IUCN criteria. Allowing for uncertainty in the status of species listed as Data Deficient, 19 species (11...
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#1Issahaku Adam (University of Cape Coast)H-Index: 7
#2Tony R. Walker (Dal: Dalhousie University)H-Index: 12
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Abstract Countries in Africa are increasingly adopting policies to reduce single-use plastic (SUP) pollution, yet there has been limited analysis of policies adopted by African countries. This paper reviews SUP reduction policies, specifically in West Africa. The main policy instruments used by countries in West Africa is legislative SUP bans mostly on plastic grocery bags. Of the 16 countries, 11 have instituted bans, one has a market-based instrument and rest (4) with no strategy. Bans carry h...
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