Quintana Roo lobster fishery, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Resource System
Marine ecosystem
Resource Units
Spiny Lobster

The Quintana Roo lobster fisheries are located on the eastern (Caribbean) side of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and stretch along the nearly 900 km of coastline from the border with Belize in the south to the Gulf of Mexico in the north. The original case study divides the fishery into three regions: north, central and south and is based on fieldwork conducted from mid-1978 to mid-1980.  It catalogues an action situation involving approx. 643 cooperative fishermen; lobster is the stationary resource unit. 

This case study is part of the original Common-Pool Resource (CPR) database.  A summary of the original CPR coding conducted in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University may be found under the CPR tab in the Institutional Analysis section below.