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Valenca Canoe Fishery

Case
The port of Valenca, which is popular for its canoe-fishing tradition, is located on the Una River, about 60 miles down the coast from Salvador in the state of Bahia, in the northeastern part of Brazil on the Atlantic coast. The original case spans from 1970-1971; the resource units are demersal and pelagic fish species. The introduction of nylon nets by the Brazil government in 1960 gave entry to non-fishing entrepreneurs who hired inexperienced fishers to fish. This new group of fishers...
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

San Pedro Fishery, Belize

Case
     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

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

Quintana Roo-Scalefish, Eastern Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Case
The Quintana Roo fishery is located on the Eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The nearly 900 km of coastline includes all of Mexico's Caribbean shore. The boundary of the Quintana Roo fisheries is defined institutionally by the Mexican government. The resource harvested is scalefish. Unlike the other resource users harvesting from this fishery, scalefish harvesters are not organized by a co-op or firm. This case was part of the original CPR database developed in the 1980s by...
09 Aug 2016

Quintana Roo lobster fishery, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Case
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...
09 Aug 2016

Port Phillip Bay Scallop Fishery

Case
Port Phillip Bay is a large bay in southern Victoria, Australia.The resource appropriated from Port Phillip Bay are scallops. In this case study, the authors describe the scallop fishery and the evolution of its management system after stocks declined. Over time rules such as licenses, individual quotas, and closed seasons have been introduced to manage the resource. This case was part of the original CPR database developed in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana...
09 Aug 2016

Port Lameron - Pagesville Lobsterfishery

Case
The Pagesville Fishery of Port Lameron Harbor is located on the southern edge of Nova Scotia, Canada. The physical boundaries are consistent with the boundaries of islands and harbors while the institutional boundaries are based on customary usage. The resource units appropriated include lobster and demersal fish. The fishermen cooperate to control access to and appropriation from the resource system. Inshore fishing (mixed finfish and lobster) is the economic mainstay. Pagesville fishers often...
09 Aug 2016

Port Lameron - Pagesville Finfishery

Case
The Pagesville Fishery of Port Lameron Harbor is located on the southern edge of Nova Scotia, Canada. The physical boundaries are consistent with the boundaries of islands and harbors while the institutional boundaries are based on customary usage. The resource units appropriated include lobster and demersal fish. The fishermen cooperate to control access to and appropriation from the resource system. Inshore fishing (mixed finfish and lobster) is the economic mainstay. Pagesville fishers often...
09 Aug 2016

Petty Harbour Cod Fishery

Case
Petty Harbor is located in a town on the eastern shore of the Avalon Peninsula. The resource appropriated from Petty Harbour Cod Fishery is cod. The author examines the perception of the marine environment by fishers. He compared the fishers of Petty Harbour who remain close to shore and use traps and hand lines with fishers from St. Johns who travel further offshore and use long lines. He found that in general fishers have a selective perception of their environment and primarily focus on...
09 Aug 2016

Perupok Coastal Fishery, Malaysia

Case
Perupok is a fishing village in the Bachok district, located on the Kelantan coast of Malaysia. The original study, which was carried out in 1963, catalogues approximately 307 fishermen in the village; the main resource units are jewfish, herring, sea-bream, prawns, mackerel, and anchovy. The fishing community is well structured, fishing activities are well-planned based on the seasons, and the roles of fishing crew and dealers are well-defined. This case study is part of the original Common-...
09 Aug 2016

Parwara Van Panchayat Forest

Case
Parwara is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India and forests comprise broad-leaved species such as oak. Resources appropriated from the Parwara forests are timber, grass, and leaves. The authors Vishwa Ballabh and Katar Singh, first visited Parwara in 1988 to evaluate the factors that enabled collective action by the panchayat. Based on the initial assessment from a Social-Ecological Sytems (SES) perspective in 1988, the Panchayat was considered successful in managing...
09 Aug 2016

Munglori "Turf" (forest territory) Management, India

Case
Munglori is a village in Uttaranchal, India. The resource appropriated from Munglori Turf Management is fodder. There is a system of informal, locally recognized rules which are respected in and across villages and through which the local oak forests are managed. These rules supersede national laws and result in a reasonable level of forest management. Both institutional and geographical factors affect the boundary of the resource. From the standpoint of social-ecological systems analysis...
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

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