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Contribution of Subsidies and Participatory Governance to Fishers’ Adaptive Capacity

dc.contributor.author Basurto, Xavier
dc.contributor.author Nenadović, M
dc.contributor.author Weaver, AH
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-01T15:19:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-01T15:19:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-01
dc.identifier.issn 1070-4965
dc.identifier.issn 1552-5465
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/18612
dc.description.abstract © 2016, © The Author(s) 2016. The need for strengthening fishers' adaptive capacity has been proposed in the literature as an important component of effective fisheries governance arrangements in the presence of rising numbers of external drivers of change. Within the context of small-scale fisheries, government subsidies have been the main tool used for increasing adaptive capacity. We examine the relationship among adaptive capacity, subsidy programs, and fishers' participation in fisheries management, as a potentially important mediating factor affecting outcomes using a data set from two periods of a fishing community in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Our results show a correlation between those fishers with access to decision-making venues and their reception of subsidies, yet the effect of participation and subsidies on fishers' adaptive capacity is limited. This appears to be due to the authorities' lack of commitment to strengthening fishers' adaptive capacity through subsidies programs, and fishers' lack of trust in the governance processes.
dc.language en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Environment and Development
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1177/1070496516670448
dc.subject Social Sciences
dc.subject Science & Technology
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject Development Studies
dc.subject Environmental Studies
dc.subject Regional & Urban Planning
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Public Administration
dc.subject fisheries governance
dc.subject participation
dc.subject subsidies
dc.subject small-scale fisheries
dc.subject Mexico
dc.subject SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES
dc.subject MARINE PROTECTED AREAS
dc.subject GULF-OF-CALIFORNIA
dc.subject LATIN-AMERICA
dc.subject MEXICO
dc.subject VULNERABILITY
dc.subject CONSERVATION
dc.subject MANAGEMENT
dc.subject SUSTAINABILITY
dc.subject GLOBALIZATION
dc.title Contribution of Subsidies and Participatory Governance to Fishers’ Adaptive Capacity
dc.type Journal article
dc.date.updated 2019-06-01T15:19:37Z
pubs.begin-page 426
pubs.end-page 454
pubs.issue 4
pubs.organisational-group Nicholas School of the Environment
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Marine Science and Conservation
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 25


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