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When Co-management Fails: A Review of Theory and Lessons Learned from Reservoir Fisheries in the Dry-Zone of Sri Lanka

Citation
Murray F (2006) When Co-management Fails: A Review of Theory and Lessons Learned from Reservoir Fisheries in the Dry-Zone of Sri Lanka. Dickson M M (Editor) & Brooks A (Editor) CBFM-2 International conference on community based approaches to fisheries management. Hotel Radisson, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 6-7 Mar 2007, Conference Paper, 11. Dhaka, Bangladesh: WorldFish Center. http://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_37455.pdf

Abstract
Over recent decades co-management has become an increasingly popular form of governance reform in many developing countries. Viewed as a means of promoting sustainable and equitable management of natural resources, it has seen wide application in small-scale inland fisheries. However, perhaps because of its worthy credentials, there has been insufficient critical assessment of the results. This paper commences with a review of underlying theory which is then used to explore the reasons for failure of a co-management initiative in Sri Lankan reservoir fisheries between 2001 and 2002.

Keywords
Co-management; Tilapia; Reservoirs; Property Rights; Fishery; Sri Lanka; Arid regions Aquaculture Sri Lanka; Reservoir ecology Sri Lanka; Fishery management Social aspects Sri Lanka

StatusPublished
Author(s)Murray, Francis
Title of seriesCBFM-2 International conference on community based approaches to fisheries management. Hotel Radisson, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 6-7 Mar 2007, Conference Paper
Number in series11
Publication date31/12/2006
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/3476
PublisherWorldFish Center
Publisher URLhttp://www.worldfishcenter.org/resource_centre/WF_37455.pdf
Place of publicationDhaka, Bangladesh
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