Challenges for the Governance of Small-Scale Fisheries on the Brazil-Bolivia Transboundary Region Article

Doria, CRC, Athayde, S, Lima, HMD et al. (2020). Challenges for the Governance of Small-Scale Fisheries on the Brazil-Bolivia Transboundary Region . 33(10), 1213-1231. 10.1080/08941920.2020.1771492

cited authors

  • Doria, CRC; Athayde, S; Lima, HMD; Carvajal-Vallejos, FM; Dutka-Gianelli, J

fiu authors

abstract

  • Developing institutional arrangements for supporting sustainable fisheries has been a critical challenge for the governance of common-pool resources, especially in transboundary regions. In this paper, we analyze the impact of governance arrangements on a small-scale fishery system on the Brazil-Bolivia border in the Amazon region. Data collection involved documental analysis, literature review and conduction of semi-structured interviews with fishers and environmental protection/regulatory agencies’ staff. We present an exploratory qualitative analysis of the interactions between the fishery system’s attributes (biological, environmental, technical and governance), examining institutional arrangements among diverse stakeholders. Results reveal that the small-scale fishery characteristics and the relationships between resources and stakeholders has contributed to stock maintenance and overall sustainability of the fishery system. Nevertheless, we also found that the governance structure is fragile due to weak institutional arrangements within and between countries, resulting in increased vulnerability of the fishery system to imminent threats.

publication date

  • October 2, 2020

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1213

end page

  • 1231

volume

  • 33

issue

  • 10