Japanese Coastal Fisheries Management and Institutional Designs: A Descriptive Analysis Public Deposited

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  • This paper provides a brief description of the two key institutional designs of Japanese coastal fisheries and their role in cooperative fishery management. It is well known that Japanese fishery management regime utilizes fishery cooperatives, called Fishery Cooperative Associations (FCAs), which they are granted territorial user rights (called common fishing rights) established by law for capture fisheries within coastal waters of its jurisdiction. What is not so well known is how exactly these institutional features function and operate so as to enhance the managerial capability over coastal capture fisheries. FCA is a collective body of individual fishing units (individual, household, or small company). Managing fisheries via FCA therefore necessarily involves conducting collective action successfully, which by large is regarded as a very difficult task. To explain the role of FCA and common fishing rights in bringing such cooperation into action, this paper seeks theoretical foundations to collective action and theory of club. The argument is that Japanese-style coastal fisheries management regimes transform impure public good - a characteristic of common pool resources - into a class of club goods. Excludability of benefits against nonmembers is achieved by legally established fishing rights that FCA administers, and limiting the inflow of potential new members is done by FCA's membership control. Based on recent field research on FCAs and acquired documents, the paper will illustrate the mechanism which makes this transformation possible.
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  • Uchida, Hirotsugu, James E. Wilen. 2004. Japanese Coastal Fisheries Management and Institutional Designs: A Descriptive Analysis. Peer Review: No. In: Proceedings of the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, July 20-30, 2004, Tokyo, Japan: What are Responsible Fisheries? Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2004. CD ROM. ISBN 0-9763432-0-7
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