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Ayvalik-Haylazli Lagoon Fishery

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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

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

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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

Nayband irrigation system

Case
The Nayband Irrigation system is located in The province of Khorasan in north eastern Iran. The original case was reported in 1971 and 1972, and catalogues an action situation involving approximately 80 agricultural related families. The resource appropriated related to the social dilemma is water for irrigation, which is delivered by canals.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...
09 Aug 2016

Matsigenka agriculture, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru

Case
Arable land among the Matsigenka is a public good (Ostrom 2005: 24). At base the Matsigenka do not have institutions that regulate who can access arable land. Anyone who has been incorporated into a community has the right to access arable land. The only requirement before opening up a new field is that people must state their intent. This practice decreases the probability of clearing a plot of land that someone else was planning to clear. In short, use of arable land does not affect the...
09 Aug 2016

Fishery Robustness Diagram

Case
This case is to illustrate the functionality of the dynamic robustness diagram.  Right now, the descriptions are very limited.  They will become much more detailed as the research continues. 
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

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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

Case
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

Whaling Practices among the Makah Indians, Neah Bay, Washington State, USA

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The case examines the whaling practices of the Makah Indians of Washington State. After practicing whaling for thousands of years, the Makah were forced to stop due to commercial whaling during the late 1800s and early 1900s. In the 1990s, the Makah began efforts to begin whaling again due to increased whale populations. Since their only successful whale hunt in 1999, the Makah have faced continual litigation from animal rights activists.
09 Aug 2016

Robustness and Resilience across Scales: Migration and Resource Degradation in the Prehistoric U.S. Southwest

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This is a placeholder case for the model for the same name. Please revise case information to reflect the case study represented in the model.
09 Aug 2016