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Transformation of small-scale fisheries: critical transdisciplinary challenges and possibilities
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science.
Uppsala University, Centre for Sustainable Development.
Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietman.
University of Cape Town, South Africa.
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2016 (English)In: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, ISSN 1877-3435, E-ISSN 1877-3443, Vol. 20, no June, 26-31 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

One way to confront the global marginalisation of small-scale fisheries (SSF) is to support a sustainable transformation of these coastal communities. In 2014/15, a network of researchers and SSF communities from four countries cooperated in a transdisciplinary research approach to examine governance shifts, fish stock collapses, power structures, future visions and transformation strategies. We combined a political ecology approach with transformation theory to: (i) consider how local context is affected by structural changes and (ii) identify place-based transformational strategies for each case. The global emergence of large-scale fisheries and associated free markets appeared as key factors negatively affecting SSF and coastal sustainability. Through envisioning exercises and context dependent analysis, SSF communities articulated possible and actual strategies towards sustainability that will require ongoing support.

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2016. Vol. 20, no June, 26-31 p.
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transformation, small-scale fisheries, sustainability
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Environmental Sciences Political Science
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Environmental Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30084DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2016.04.005ISI: 000389513300006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84969903065OAI: diva2:931947
Available from: 2016-05-31 Created: 2016-05-31 Last updated: 2017-01-10Bibliographically approved

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