In the Wake of ITQs: Fisheries and the New Managerialism
Geography and Sustainability
15.07.2013 – 17.07.2013
A conference on fisheries management will take place 15-17 July 2013. This conference is the second in the new series "Geography and Sustainability" hosted by the Department of Geography, LMU-Munich.
Individual transferable quotas (ITQs) were heralded in the 1980s as a market-based solution to the problem of overfishing and were adopted around the world. Although many observers have noted the unintended, negative social consequences of this private rights regime the marriage of neo-liberal market mechanisms with fisheries science that underlies ITQs has not only endured, but has become naturalized as the new baseline in fisheries management.
Appropriately, ITQs have received a great deal of attention from social scientists, and so this conference considers developments in fisheries policy in the wake of ITQs. In many jurisdictions economic and policy attention is being shifted to numerous aspects of fisheries besides allocation of property rights among fishing companies, and particularly to new concerns emerging from the achievements, limitations and failures of ITQ-QMS regimes. Other pressing issues are emerging in fisheries management, so we are interested less in papers that examine how ITQs are performing, and more in papers that ask how fishing places and fishing people have been reconfigured by the unique hybrid of science, capital and managerialism that has been ushered in alongside ITQs.
You will find the conference program, list of participants and list of abstracts as well as directions to the conference venue below.
If you have any questions, please contact Professor Gordon Winder.