Elsler, Laura G., Neil, Muhammad, Ferse, Sebastian ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0930-5356, Navarrete, Gabriela, Glaser, Marion ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8910-900X and Schlüter, Maja (2023) Compliance in small-scale fisheries is linked to fisher-trader relations: not fishers alone (Southeast Asian case study). Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries . DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-023-09783-6.

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Fisher-trader relations are influential in many small-scale fisheries worldwide. The ability to influence emergent fishing practices has shifted traders into focus of fisheries policy-making. Formal policies could be more effective if they were complementary to and build on an understanding of the role of traders, their interaction with fishers, and how these contribute to the emergence of compliant or non-compliant fishing practices. Here, we first compared fishing practices with policies to assess the latter's effectiveness in Indonesia, Spermonde. Second, we identified the roles and interactions of fisher-trader relations in shaping emergent fishing practices using the social-ecological action situation framework. We found that 6 out of 7 fishing practices were at least partially non-compliant with formal policies. Second, fisher-trader relations mediated by social norms enabled more fishing practices to emerge than those focused solely on selling and buying fish. Third, traders' interactions with other fishery actors enabled non-compliant fishing practices. These findings comprehensively characterize fishers' and traders' roles and interactions in the emergence of fishing practices. Policy effectiveness could be enhanced by engaging in traders' interactions with other fishery actors.

Document Type: Article
Programme Area: PA1
Research affiliation: Affiliations > Not ZMT
Social Sciences > Social-Ecological Systems Analysis
Integrated Modelling > Spatial Ecology and Interactions
Science Management > Office for Knowledge Exchange
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-023-09783-6
ISSN: 0960-3166
Date Deposited: 23 May 2023 08:20
Last Modified: 23 May 2023 08:20
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/5188

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