Gageo-do (Kagodo) Island myok grounds, South Korea

Resource System
Marine ecosystem
Resource Units
Myok (seeweed)

This case was part of the original CPR database developed in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University.

Seaweed is the resource appropriated from the Kagodo myok grounds. It is harvested from the area surrounding the isolated island of Kagodo, off the southwest coast of Korea. The people collectively own the seaweed grounds and one member from each household can access the grounds. The author discusses three fishing villages and the differences among them in the organization of fishing. There is also a summer anchovy fishery, and a fall mixed fishery. No cooperative exists and the village communal organization organizes the fisheries.