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Comparisons of ecological knowledge about fish stocks among fishermen, fishery managers, and biologists in the South Atlantic
by Hamilton, Melanie, M.A., East Carolina University, 2011, 108; 1505399
Abstract (Summary)

The world‘s fishery resources are becoming depleted, threatening some commercial species with extinction. The Magnuson-Stevens Conservation and Management Act has been controversial with fishermen because of disagreements over stock assessments of fish. Fishermen argue that some fish stocks are still plentiful, and that the fishing regulations are too inflexible. Through interviews and surveys, I assess the perceptions of stock assessments of fishermen in North Carolina, and compare their Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) with the Scientific Ecological Knowledge (SEK) of biologists. The knowledge gained from this study could help resolve this conflict between fishermen and biologists.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Griffith, David C.
Commitee: Avenarius, Christine, Contreras, Ricardo, Luczkovich, Joseph
School: East Carolina University
Department: Anthropology
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Cultural anthropology, Environmental management, Aquatic sciences
Keywords: Anthropology, Fisheries management, South atlantic, Traditional ecological knowledge
Publication Number: 1505399
ISBN: 978-1-267-12683-2
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