Fisheries Management Systems and Risk Perception amongst Fishermen in Iceland, Faroe Islands, and UK

Ingi Runar Edvardsson, Diana Tingley, Johann Asmundsson, Alexis Conidis, Ben Drakeford, Dennis Holm

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Abstract

This paper investigates whether fisheries management systems influence risk perceptions amongst fishermen
in three European countries. The main findings of this paper are that risks related to policy, management and
control are most frequently cited by fishermen in the case study countries. These risks are followed by
economic, trade and market issues and fishing impact on environment and resources. The risk perceptions of
fishermen in the three countries often vary, and the results indicate that ‘policy, management and control’
risks identified by fishermen operating under an ITQ system were assigned more importance than by those
involved in a TAE system. A comparison of scalar values shows that fishermen operating under a TAE system
tend to attach more importance to risks relating to the impact of fishing on natural resources. The paper
contributes to the analysis of risk within fishing and may assist in the creation of better fishing management
regulations
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31
Number of pages41
JournalInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science
Volume1
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • comparative study
  • fisheries management systems
  • fishermen
  • mental modelling
  • risk perception

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