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Beyond fish as commodities: understanding the socio-cultural role of inshore fisheries in England

Beyond fish as commodities: understanding the socio-cultural role of inshore fisheries in England

Reed, Matt, Courtney, Paul, Urquhart, Julie and Ross, Natalie (2012) Beyond fish as commodities: understanding the socio-cultural role of inshore fisheries in England. Marine Policy, 37. pp. 62-68. ISSN 0308-597X (doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2012.04.009)

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Abstract

Inshore fishing, by boats under 10 m, has a long tradition on the coasts of England but its role in the contemporary communities is not well understood, and increasingly policy makers have become focused on trying to find ways to improve its environmental, social and ecological sustainability. This paper reports on a research project that sought, through case studies on the English coast, to explore the socio-cultural role that inshore fishing plays and how policies could be developed to enhance its contributions. Inshore fishing was found to be highly valued not only for its importance in supporting livelihoods, but also in the creation of place identities tied to fishing as an occupation and the ecological opportunities for fishing that are available at the different localities. Findings are discussed in the context of harnessing these attributes for fostering sustainable fishing communities, underpinned by strengthening the ties between the catch and the locality.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First published online: 23 April 2012. [2] Published in print: January 2013. [3] This paper is within the Special Section: Social and cultural impacts of Marine fisheries within Marine Policy, (2013), Vol. 37, pp. 62–68.
Uncontrolled Keywords: social impacts, occupational culture, tourism and fishing, social sustainability, governance
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Science
School of Science > Department of Environmental Sciences
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:20
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8216

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