Tropical fisheries conflicts: the search for a better understanding

Tropical fisheries conflicts: the search for a better understanding

Tropical fisheries conflicts: the search for a better understanding

Most research on natural resource conflicts in general - fisheries conflicts in particular - has focussed on site-specific violent conflict (such as the shrimp wars in Kerala). It is assumed that resource allocation is the primary issue. But is this always the case? Many fisheries conflicts over gear use, landing site rules, or market behaviour are not primarily about resource allocation and rarely result in violence. Indeed, little is known about how such conflicts emerge or how they are managed.

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