Effectiveness of Japanese Fisheries Management

  • Fukuzo Nagasaki
  • William F. Royce
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 28)

Abstract

Two different fishery management systems have been practiced in Japan, a fishing rights system and a license system. The award of common fishing rights to fishery cooperative associations plays a major role in management of littoral resources of local fishing communities. The license system is operated by the federal Minister and by prefectural governors. Ministerial licenses are issued to fisheries that are regulated on the basis of international arrangements; thirteen major fisheries are involved. Nearly all other coastal and offshore fisheries are licensed by prefectural governors.

During the development phase of fisheries, the license system has worked effectively to control rapid expansion of fishing effort. But various problems have arisen in fully-exploited and declining fisheries, so that Japanese fisheries are now facing the need for another form of mangement.

Keywords

Fishing Effort Fishing Vessel License System Horse Mackerel Trawl Fishery 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fukuzo Nagasaki
    • 1
  • William F. Royce
    • 2
  1. 1.The Whales Research InstituteTokyoJapan
  2. 2.College of Ocean and Fishery SeiencesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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