Fishing Community Profiles: How do regulations affect social and economic networks within fishing communities?

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How is a fishery defined? In loose terms, a fishery can be described as:

Fish + Habitat the Fish Depend On + Fishermen + Communities/Businesses that Support Fishermen = FISHERY

Often times, when people think about fisheries management much of the focus is on the resource itself, the fish. However, with revisions to the federal law that dictates how federal fisheries are managed (Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act), managers are now required to not only address … Read More