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Title
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 (journal)
Ecological economics. - Amsterdam, 1989, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : 2016
ISSN
0921-8009 [print]
1873-6106 [online]
Volume/pages
122(2016), p. 61-70
ISI
000369460700007
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Last edited 08.11.2017
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