Addressing Issues and Challenges in Managing Migratory Tuna Resources in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Zhao, Fang and Mapuru, David and Waxin, Marie-France and Prentice, Catherine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7700-3889 and Scavarda, Annibal (2021) Addressing Issues and Challenges in Managing Migratory Tuna Resources in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. International Journal of the Commons, 15 (1). pp. 119-131.

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Abstract

Tuna resources in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean are the world’s largest and most valuable fisheries of their type and are vital to the economy and the sustainable development of the region. However, the region witnesses a rapid decline in tuna resources and the depletion of species such as bigeye and yellowfin tunas, and overharvesting of the other species. This study investigated the collaborative management model used to manage migratory tuna resources. The study followed a case study design with a focus on the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Fisheries Commission. Forty interviews were conducted with key stakeholders. The findings indicated that six factors, namely, structure and size, self-interest, self-enforcement, leadership style, equality of power, and culture, affected significantly the outcomes of a collaborative management model. The findings also provide important insights on how the factors influenced the outcomes. The study contributes to a better understanding of international governance of common-pool resources (CPRs) and its challenges, and thus helps policymakers develop strategies for managing migratory fishing resources for the sake of economic viability and sustainability in the region.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2022 04:26
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2022 03:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: Co-management; Collaborative management; Common-pool resources (CPRs); Cooperative game theory; Migratory tuna resources; The Western and Central Pacific Ocean Co-management; Collaborative management; Common-pool resources (CPRs); Cooperative game theory; Migratory tuna resources; The Western and Central Pacific Ocean
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350799 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour not elsewhere classified
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3506 Marketing > 350699 Marketing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280106 Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/ijc.1069
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49829

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