If managed sustainably, the world’s fisheries could be worth an extra $50 billion annually and the global fish harvest could be 40% higher. In some cases, efforts to improve a fishery management system are undermined by factors related to how management institutions are structured and how they operate. We evaluated case studies in marine management against this list of 19 Effective Governance Attributes and assessed the effects of governance attributes and the distribution of rights and responsibilities on stewardship incentives.
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