This book advances discussions of values in fisheries by showing the rich theoretical insights and connections possible when value is grounded in a multi-dimensional social well being approach. Questions of value have long been a central, if often unacknowledged, concern in maritime studies and in research on fisheries. Social scientists have looked at changing perceptions of value as coastal regions and fisheries have industrialized, economic interconnections have deepened, ecosystems have been depleted, shifts in population have occurred, and governance arrangements have been transformed. With a focus on the diverse ways in which small-scale fisheries are valued, the contributions to this volume address these and other themes through cases from numerous countries in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
"This volume provides a timely contribution to the development of new approaches that seek to capture the complexity of how fisheries can be understood beyond standard mo
no-dimensional, and often economic, interpretations. Each chapter makes a clear and stand-alone contribution to conceptual and methodological advancement, and collectively these works cover a wide range of frameworks and schools of thought."
Dr Sarah Coulthard, Senior Lecturer in International Development, Northumbria University, UK
"The list of contributing authors [is] impressive and covers a wide geographical range of illustrative examples, [which] helps to demonstrate the global value of small-scale fisheries."
Professor J. Allister McGregor, Professor in Political Economy, the University of Sheffield, UK
Chapter 1. Introduction: The Values of Small-Scale Fisheries.- Chapter 2. Co-Constructing Cultural Ecosystem Services and Wellbeing Through a Place-Based Approach.- Chapter 3. Symbols of Resilience and Contested Place Identity in the Coastal Fishing Town of Cromer, Norfolk, UK: Implications for Social wellbeing.- Chapter 4. Adapting to Environmental Change Through The Lens of Social Wellbeing: Improvements and Trade-offs Associated with a Small-Scale Fishery in the Atlantic Forest Coast of Brazil.- Chapter 5. Understanding Social Wellbeing and Values of Small-Scale Fisheries Amongst the Sama-Bajau of Archipelagic Southeast Asia.- Chapter 6. How to Capture Small-Scale Fisheries' Many Contributions to Society? Introducing the 'Value-Contribution Matrix' and Applying it to the Case of a Swimming Crab Fishery in South Korea.- Chapter 7. Undefining Small-Scale Fisheries in India: Challenging Simplifications and Highlighting Diversity and Value.- Chapter 8. Enhancing the Wellbeing of Tamil fishing communities (and Government Bureaucrats Too): The Role of Ur Panchayats
Along the Coromandel Coast, India.- Chapter 9. Nomadic Fishers in the Hilsa
Sanctuary of Bangladesh: The Importance of Social and Cultural Values for Wellbeing and Sustainability.- Chapter 10. Labour, Identity and Wellbeing in Bangladesh's Dried Fish Value Chains.- Chapter 11. Risk, Reciprocity and Solidarity: The Moral Economy of Fishing in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.- Chapter 12. History and Social Difference in Arguments for the Societal Values of Small-Scale Fisheries in Gujarat, India.- Chapter 13. From Poverty to Wellbeing in Small-Scale Fisheries: The Governability Challenge.- Chapter 14. Conclusion: Reflections on Social Wellbeing and the Values of Small-Scale Fisheries: Implications for Research, Policy and Management.