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New England's Fishing Communities

Madeleine Hall-Arber, Christopher Dyer, John Poggie
426 pp.
MITSG 01-15

Legislation has specifically directed fisheries managers to provide for sustained participation of fishing communities and to minimize adverse impacts on the communities. However, a dearth of long-term systematic studies of fisheries-dependent communities has limited the extent to which these directives have been followed. This report takes several approaches to identifying New England's fishing communities and ranking their dependency. One approach is based on a regional consideration of fisheries- related employment compared to alternative employment. Another approach focuses on fishing structure complexity and degrees of individual communities' gentrification, and finally, the third approach offers community profiles that detail individual ports' characteristics with some attention to stakeholders' views on their community, way of life, institutions, and fisheries management.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 1998-A-3
Title: Center for Marine Social Sciences

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