Gageo-do (Kagodo) Island anchovy fishery, South Korea

Resource System
Marine ecosystem
Resource Units

Gageo-do is an isolated island fishing community located in the Jeollanam-do(Cholla Nam-do) Province of Korea. The resources harvested are anchovies from the Gageo-do anchovy grounds surrounding Kagodo Island as well as seaweed, which is harvested during spring. Boundaries are drawn on technological limitations, as boats can only travel a limited distance offshore. Seaweed grounds are owned collectively and can be accessed by member households.

This case was part of the original CPR database developed in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University. The original CPR report can be found under the CPR tab in the Institutional Analysis section below.