Of mackerel and menhaden: A public policy perspective on fishery conflict
Since at least the turn of the century fisheries in the United States have been managed through formal public policy processes at the state level and above, as opposed to indigenous or local management. These processes have grown more complex over time, and have come to include activities in many sectors other than fisheries themselves. Using a case study of competition and conflict that occurred in the State of North Carolina, this paper examines the legislative, administrative and socio-economic processes that underlie current fisheries management and policy, and suggests that information-sharing and interpretation, compatible structure and defined jurisdiction in the management process and clear value orientations are critical to effective policy and management. © 1989.
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