Marine governance

Reducing illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean

How adaptive governance helped pull back illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean

That overfishing has historically caused widespread stock collapses in the Southern Ocean is well known. But illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has also threatened to clear some of the remaining fish stocks in the region. Thanks to 15 years of an international collaborative effort, however, IUU has been substantially reduced.

This video illustrates the different stakeholders involved and action taken to reduce illegal fishing.

Read the story about how the illegal fishing was reduced


Österblom, H., and C. Folke. 2013. Emergence of global adaptive governance for stewardship of regional marine resources. Ecology and Society 18(2): 4. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-05373-180204


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