Glaeser, B, Ferse, Sebastian C.A. ORCID: and Gorris, P (2018) Fisheries in Indonesia between livelihoods and environmental degradation: Coping strategies in the Spermonde Archipelago, Sulawesi. In: Global change marine systems. , ed. by Guillotreau, P, Bundy, A and Perry, R.I.. Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 67-82.

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The Spermonde Archipelago in South-West Sulawesi, Indonesia, is one geographical area, but viewed as three systems which are interlinked: the natural, the social, and the governance system. The three systems are defined by different overlapping boundaries, but united by a common issue: overuse and degradation of natural resources. The governance system is layered hierarchically in national, regional, and local levels. It includes a formal administrative sector, an informal civil society sector and the market, which again extends from the local to the regional and international level. We trace the interacting processes of the natural, social and governance systems, outline governance responses that address perceived stressors, and assess their outcomes from an integrated social-ecological systems perspective. We found that inadequate governmental marine management measures and ineffective law enforcement create strong drawbacks. Local communities have developed responses which are more effective, while at the same time contributing to ongoing degradation. Concluding remarks attempt to evaluate the success of the responses implemented, as well as their outcomes on society and the ecosystem.

Document Type: Book chapter
Programme Area: UNSPECIFIED
Research affiliation: Ecology
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2019 13:39
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 12:59

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