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Edited book

Small-scale Fisheries in Japan

Environmental and Socio-cultural Perspectives

edited by

Giovanni Bulian    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD

Yasushi Nakano    University of Tsukuba    



This collection of essays brings together a range of critical approaches, from varying disciplinary backgrounds, to provide an in-depth overview of the past and current status of small-scale fisheries in Japan. The book attempts to map out some of the major themes relating to community-based fisheries-management systems, environmental sustainability, lottery systems for allocating fishing spots, fishing livelihoods, local knowledge, social vulnerability to environmental hazards, socioeconomic factors affecting small-scale fisheries development, history of destructive fishing practices, women’s entrepreneurship in the seafood sector, traditional leadership systems, religious festivals, and power relationship between local communities and government agencies. The aim of this book is then to provide a comprehensive and multifaceted analysis of the cultural richness of this fishing sector, which still plays a key role in the broad academic debates focused on the potential small-scale fishery trajectories within the context of global scenarios.

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Published: March 26, 2018

Language: en

ISBN (print): 978-88-6969-242-0
ISBN (ebook): 978-88-6969-226-0
DOI 10.30687/978-88-6969-226-0

permalink http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-226-0

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