Stakeholder's views on fisheries compliance: An Australian case study

Shekar Bose*, Adnan Crees-Morris

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This study presents the results of a field survey that focused on the views of Tasmanian abalone fishery stakeholders (commercial and non-commercial divers, processor, enforcement agency and management) with regards to non-compliance in the abalone fishery. The primary data was collected through 22 face-to-face interviews with stakeholders and the Wilcoxon's signed-rank test was used to determine if significant differences existed between the means of responses from primary and secondary stakeholders. It was found that there is no significant difference in mean responses of primary and secondary stakeholders in regard to the factors that have the potential in influencing the non-compliance in the fishery. The similarity of views between the regulators and resource users on the source and nature of non-compliance in the fishery would form the basis for improved compliance strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-253
Number of pages6
JournalMarine Policy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Compliance
  • Fisheries
  • Stakeholders' view

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • General Environmental Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Law


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