Fishing Networks Along Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia

Resource System
Lake ecosystem
Resource Units
Freshwater fish stocks

The fishery of Lake Titicaca is located off the shores of Lake Titicaca which encompasses Peru and Bolivia. The original case spans a time period from approximately the mid 1960s to the mid 1990s and catalogues an action situation involving an unknown number of fishermen organized in an unknown number of households in various villages in Peru and Bolivia.  Native and introduced fish are the fugitive resource units.

The original case study authors focused on overfishing and institutional performance.  The case study has subsequently been used in comparative analyses regarding Ostrom's Design Principles (see bibliography).