|Vol. 7 (No. 1), pp. 1-24, 2017||doi: 10.5047/agbm.2017.00701.0001|
Fisheries Research Agency, Japan
(Received on March 31, 2014; Accepted on April 29, 2015; Online published on February 28, 2017)
Abstract: Here, I first summarize the history of Japanese fisheries institutions and their social and ecological background. I then use the results to introduce empirical economic models to support decision-making in the face of uncertainty. Ecosystem conservation is among the most urgent issues affecting the future of fisheries management. On the basis of the Ecosystem Approach of the Convention on Biological Diversity, I identify the institutional advantages and challenges for Japanese fisheries management systems. As a case study, I explain the Marine Management Plan and Adaptation Strategy for Climate Change in the Shiretoko World Natural Heritage area.
Keywords: economic model, ecosystem conservation, fisheries management, institution, uncertainty, UNESCO World Natural Heritage
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