Institutional innovation in fisheries governance: adaptive co-management in situations of legal pluralism

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Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: 2014
Date published: 12/2014
Authors: Courtenay Parlee, Melanie Wiber
Journal title: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Volume: 11
Pages: 48 - 54
ISSN: 18773435

In fisheries management, social and institutional sustainability factors have proven difficult to incorporate into planning and are often traded off in support of ecological and economic factors. Thus, there has been little support for institutional innovation such as adaptive co-management. The literature on legal pluralism indicates one constraint on innovative institutions. In response, Bavinck and Gupta suggest ‘institutional bricolage’ to bridge underlying value differences. However, value conflicts may prevent institutions from moving towards ‘mutual support’.

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