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Research Article:Promoting governability in small-scale capture fisheries in the Persian Gulf: The case of Qeshm Island
E. Kamrani, M. Daliri *, S. Jentoft
Fisheries Department, Faculty of Marine Science and Technology, Hormozgan University, Iran , Moslem.daliri@yahoo.com
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The present study examinesthe fisheries governance status of small-scale capture fisheries in the northern Persian Gulf. Qeshm Island, which is selected as case study, plays a prominent role in fisheries in the Persian Gulf and territorial waters of the country. The research methodology included in-depth and semi-structured interviews with heads of fisheries cooperatives and fishers to deepen our understanding of the cultural and technical characteristics of local fisheries communities. Subsequently, data was drawn from 322 questionnaires, using a random sampling technique. The analyses indicate that fisheries co-management is at an interstitial situation, while the fishers are willing to cooperate with the government. A finding is also showed that literacy has a significant effect on fishers’ willingness to cooperate with government. There was also a considerable conflict of interest among the fisheries communities in the study area, which makes the implementation of rules difficult. Small-scale fishing communities are generally in a hard-pressed situation, which affects how fishers operate. Our study aims to contribute to improving the governance and governability of small-scale capture fisheries in the region.
Keywords: Capture fisheries, Fisheries governance, Governability, Small-scale fisheries, Persian Gulf
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Type of Study: Orginal research papers | Subject: Stock assessment
Received: 2020/03/5 | Accepted: 2020/08/10 | Published: 2020/11/20

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