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San Pedro Fishery, Belize

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     San Pedro, Belize is an island village of approximately 1,200 residents in 1979. Located off the coast of Belize in a strategic place on Ambergris Cay it is close to abundant local fishing and has easy access to nearby commercial markets (Belize city, Corozal, and Chetumal). The fishing cooperative, Caribena Cooperative Limited, was San Pedro’s official fishing organization handling capture, processing and sale of the village’s primary resource: marine produce consisting of...
09 Aug 2016

Mount Desert Island Lobster Fishery

Case
The lobster grounds of Mount Desert Island are located within Hancock County, Maine, some 250 miles northeast of Boston and 150 miles southwest of the U.S. - Canada border. The original case spans from 1969 to1974 and catalogues an action situation involving approximately 75 lobster 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...
09 Aug 2016

Ayvalik-Haylazli Lagoon Fishery

Case
The Ayvalik-Haylazli lagoon fishery is located on the Turkish Mediterranean coast near the town of Adana. The resource units are demersal fish (mullets, groupers, and snappers). The original case, which spans from 1976-1978, catalogues an action situation involving 103 registered fishermen from three neighboring villages. As of 2011, the fishery and its adjacent waters are harvested by 397 registered fishermen from three neighboring villages. There are user group organizations (...
09 Aug 2016

Alanya Coastal Fishery, Turkey

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The coastal fishery in Alanya is situated in Antalya Province along the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. The original case, which spans from 1976-1978, catalogues approximately 100 registered farmers operating 45 small inboard boats; pelagic fish (including bonits and large carangids) are the target resource unit. There is only one user group organization and no subgroups (just one group of small boat fishermen). The fishermen cooperate with one another and have access rules that involve...
09 Aug 2016

Tasucu Bay Coastal Fishery, Turkey

Case
The coastal fishery in Tasucu Bay is located near the small port town of Tasucu in Mersin Province, Turkey. The original case, which spans from 1976-1978, catalogues 140 fishermen and 90 small inboard boats; the resource unit is demersal fish. It is a relatively simple CPR because there is only one user group of small boat fishermen. All of the fishermen belong to the local cooperative. The cooperative has successfully controlled access to the CPR by fighting off competing users. It provides...
09 Aug 2016

Gahavälla Beach Seine Fishing, Sri Lanka

Case
The original case author uses pseudonyms for both names and places in their study. Gahavälla, a Sinhalese fishing village is located in the Southern Province in Sri Lanka. The original case, which spans from 1970-1971, catalogues approximately 180 farmers; the resource unit is predominantly inshore fish (sardines, anchovies, squid, rockfish, and spanish mackerel).  This case study is part of the original Common-Pool Resource (CPR) database. A summary of the original CPR coding conducted in the...
09 Aug 2016

Chisasibi - James Bay Fishery, Canada

Case
Chisasibi, formerly the island community of Fort George, is located on the eastern coast of James Bay, about 620 miles north of Montreal in the Canadian subarctic. The original case, which spans from 1974-1976, catalogues an action situation involving approximately 1,600 resident native people and 225 nonnatives. The resource units are two species of Coregonus fish: whitefish and cisco. The communal management of the fishery is successful in that there are no pollution and overuse problems. The...
09 Aug 2016

Cat Harbour Cod Fishery, Newfoundland, Canada

Case
Cat Harbour (now known as Lumsden) was a rural fishing community located on a peninsula stretching into the Atlantic off the northeastern coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The original case study is based on fieldwork conducted from 1964-1965 and catalogues an action situation involving 72 active fishermen during the summer cod-trapping season and 38 active fishermen exploiting the late summer/fall cod fishing grounds. The community is described as homogenous and egalitarian with a pronounced...
09 Aug 2016

Messolonghi-Etolico Lagoon Fishery

Case
The Messolonghi-Etolico lagoon is in the northern part of Patraikos Gulf, on the west coast of central Greece. The original case, which was published in 1984, catalogues an action situation with approximately 200 independent fishermen and 170 fishermen in 11 co-ops. The resource units are mullets, sea-bream, eel, and sea-bass. The co-ops feel the independents are free-riders on co-op efforts to trap fish; independents resent the co-ops' privileges, power, and subterfuges to restrict membership...
09 Aug 2016

Rusembilan Kembong Fishery, Thailand

Case
The fishing village of Rusembilan is situated on the shore of the Gulf of Thailand, about 3 and half miles from the provincial capital, Pattani. Fishing, which is largely seasonal, is the most important occupation, followed by rice cultivation. The original case spans from 1956 to 1964 and catalogues an action situation involving approximately 1,000 villagers; the resource units are kembong (species of mackerel) and udang ako (species of prawn). Social relationships and communication in...
09 Aug 2016

Kampong Mee Trawl Fishery, Malaysia

Case
Kampong Mee is a fishing community that is located near the urban areas of Penang and several other fishing ports in Malaysia. The original case, which was published in 1977, catalogues approximately 2,000 inhabitants and 150 boats; the resource unit is demersal fish. Overfishing is the main common pool resource problem. In an attempt to limit overfishing, six co-operatvies were established. Co-operative committee heads are appointed by the government and were established to manage the...
09 Aug 2016

Arembepe Coastal Fishery, Brazil

Case
Arembepe, a village in the north-central Brazil and capital of the state of Bahia, is located to the north of the city of Salvador on the Atlantic coast. The original case, which spans from 1962 to 1964, catalogues a population of 181 fishermen in the village. A variety of fish are appropriated from the Arembepe Fishery, mainly depending on the season. Few of the most commonly caught fish species are badejo, dentão, carnapú, and olho de boi. The rule that regulates temporary access to fishing...
09 Aug 2016

Coqueiral Raft Fishery, Brazil

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Coqueiral is a coastal community located in the Guaiamu county in the state of Alagoas, in northeast Brazil. The original study, which was carried out in 1965, catalogued approximately 85 active fishermen. The resource units are a range of coastal fishes that vary depending on seasonal migration of fish species and type of rafts. Few commonly caught fish species are bagre (Tachysurus sp.) or catfish, barbudo (Polynemus virginicus), and mackerel. Majority of fishermen alternate between fishing...
09 Aug 2016

Artisanal green turtle fishery in eastern (Caribbean) Nicaragua

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The artisanal green turtle fishery is operated by the indigenous Miskito along Nicaragua's eastern (Caribbean) coast between the city of Bluefields in the south and Puerto Cabezas in the north.  The original case study focused on the village of Tasbapauni which is located approximately 40 miles north of the capital Bluefields on a narrow beach separating Pearl Lagoon from the ocean.  The initial report covers a time period from approximately 1968 to 1969, as well as part of 1971, and...
09 Aug 2016

Fermeuse Cod and Salmon Fishery, Newfoundland, Canada

Case
Fermeuse is an inshore fishing community that is located on the southern shore of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula, the island's eastern-most coastline. The original study, which was carried out in 1972, catalogues an action situation involving approcimately 56 fishermen and 24 fishing units or boats and crew; the resource units are cod and salmon. Allocation of fishing spots depends on the season. The commonly used allocation processes are "first-in-time, first-in-right", lottery, and division...
09 Aug 2016