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Resource governance

Sustainable co-managed fisheries

Centre researcher Tim Daw explains the challenges and opportunities for sustainable co-management in fisheries

What does it take to change management of marine resources from centralised and protectionist approaches to more collaborative management that share decision-making with poor resource users?

This is the central question of a new study published in Global Environmental Change by centre researcher Tim Daw and colleagues. They have studied this kind of a transition in Kenya, Madagascar and Tanzania.

Driven by ideology (and support)
Exploring the transformation to devolved resource governance in these three east African countries revealed a common pattern, explains Tim Daw:

"In all cases, the move toward co-management was driven largely by donor ideology and subsequent support. Likewise transfer of power created a degree of democracy in resource management that was not previously present, but in many cases, accountability remained upward to national governments, rather than downward to local actors."

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