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10 - The role of individual attributes in the practice of information sharing among fishers from Loreto, BCS, Mexico

from Part II - Case studies
Summary

Introduction

A weak regulatory regime, high resource-dependent livelihoods, poor development of social organization, extreme poverty, and signs of over-exploitation of extensive fishery resources characterize the fisheries system in the Loreto area. Fishers have not developed their own institutions to control the access and use of fishery resources, and government fisheries institutions have failed to prevent resource degradation. This would appear to be the familiar tragedy of the open-access situation that many scholars have used to describe the degradation of fishery resources by fishers competing to extract the last fish from the oceans (Ostrom et al., 1994). However, paradoxically, cooperation rather than competition seems to characterize the access to fishery resources in the Loreto area. Indeed, fishers in the Loreto area use trustworthy personal contacts to find out about the abundance of fish resources in adjacent and distant waters to decide where and when to fish (Ramirez-Sanchez, 2007; Ramirez-Sanchez and Pinkerton, 2009).

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