Caye Caulker Lobsterfishing

Resource System
Coastal marine ecosystem
Resource Units
Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus)

Caye Caulker is a small coral island located 15 miles o the northeastern coast of Belize. Boundaries are drawn based on natural barriers such as the barrier reef, that lies to the east of the Caribbean Sea. The set of individuals who have rights to withdraw from this resource were well-dened at the time of the study. When the case was documented, the appropriators were attempting to exercise de facto closed access to the lobster fishery. The resource appropriated from Caye Caulker is lobster.

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