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A neoliberal catch? Acces rights and the clash of coastal lifemodes

Publikation: Working paperForskning

  • Jeppe Engset Høst
Drawing on research on a recent policy implementation in Denmark, this paper examines the clash between an individual transferable quota system and the lifemodes of small scale fishers. While government managers broadly talk about this system as a success since it led to a quick 25 % fleet reduction, this paper addresses the issues of centralization, capitalization and “marketization”. All three processes are seen as integral parts of a neoliberal management system. While centralization has changed the geographic and social distribution of fishing rights, more or less bringing an end to fishing activities in many communities, the pressure from capitalization and new markets have created an „ITQ supermarket¿ that re-shapes the ideological dimension and everyday life of fishers. By investigating different strategies chosen by fishers and communities to cope with these changes, this paper gives an insight into the national and local effects of a neoliberal management system.
Antal sider15
StatusUdgivet - 18 okt. 2010

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