Fisheries management systems and risk perception amongst fishermen in Iceland, Faroe Islands and UK

I. Edvardsson, Diana Tingley, J. Asmundsson, A. Conides, Ben Drakeford, D. Holm

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    This paper investigates whether fisheries management systems influence risk perceptions amongst fishermen in three European countries. The main findings of this paper are that risks related to policy, management and control are most frequently cited by fishermen in the case study countries. These risks are followed by economic, trade and market issues and fishing impact on environment and resources. The risk perceptions of fishermen in the three countries often vary, and the results indicate that ‘policy, management and control’ risks identified by fishermen operating under an ITQ system were assigned more importance than by those involved in a TAE system. A comparison of scalar values shows that fishermen operating under a TAE system tend to attach more importance to risks relating to the impact of fishing on natural resources. The paper contributes to the analysis of risk within fishing and may assist in the creation of better fishing management regulations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-41
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

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