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Voodoo versus fishing committees : the role of traditional and contemporary institutions in fisheries management
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Abstract
We study the co-existence of two community-based institutions for fisheries management in Benin: a traditional institution embedded in the Voodoo religion and a recent secular institution in the form of fishing committees. Using household survey data on fishing activities, we find that rules of both institutions have a statistically significant but small impact on the use of unsustainable fishing gear. We further find that Voodoo fishers who break the traditional Voodoo-based rule follow the fishing committee rule to the same extent as other fishers. This finding is consistent with a possible transition from the traditional Voodoo-based institution to the secular fishing committee institution. More research is needed to fully assess the effectiveness of, and interactions between, the two institutions
Language
English
Source (series)
CESifo Working Paper ; 5243
Publication
Münich : Center for Economic Studies & Ifo Institute, 2015
Volume/pages
41 p.
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Last edited 31.10.2015
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