The Journal of Transdisciplinary Environmental Studies' (TES)
Volume 7, Number 1, 2008
Abstract: The Interactive Governance Approach provides a holistic framework for exploring and addressing the many dimensions of fisheries governance. The concept of governability relates to the fit between the features of the fishery system and those of the governance system. The applicability of governability is explored for fisheries in the Wider Caribbean viewed as a large marine ecosystem (LME). The fit varies widely from fishery to fishery. The examples of fisheries for reef fish fishes and large pelagic fishes and conch are contrasted to illustrate the key issues. Lack of fit and thus inadequate interaction is found to be often scale-related, but also in some cases due to inappropriate images or instruments or weak capacity for action.