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TitleThe role of weak fisheries science in the northern cod stock collapse off Newfoundland and its usefulness in legitimizing federal government policy objectives
AuthorChisholm, Judith, 1959-
DescriptionThesis (M.M.S.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2000. Marine Studies
Paginationxi, 64 leaves : ill., map.
SubjectCod fisheries--Newfoundland and Labrador--Management; Fish stock assessment--Newfoundland and Labrador--Methodology; Fishery management--Newfoundland and Labrador
Degree GrantorMarine Institute (St. John's, N.L.). Marine Studies Programme
DisciplineMarine Studies
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
NotesBibliography: leaves 61-64.
AbstractThe July 2, 1992 announcement of a cod moratorium signaled the end of a long history of the commercial cod fishery in Newfoundland. The burden of blame for the collapse of the Northern cod stock was placed on the fishery science division of the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. This blame, however, was misplaced. This report analyzes how the inherent weakness in fisheries science and its subsequent strategic failures, facilitated the promotion of economic and political policies that led to overexploitation of the Northern cod resource. Further to this, the report examines the view that globally there is a common pattern of marine exploitation that inevitably leads to stock collapse. The Newfoundland fishery of the late 1990s adheres to such a pattern where the social and economic value of the resource subordinates the interests of science.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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