Ocean-scale footprint of a highly mobile fishing fleet: social-ecological drivers of fleet behaviour and evidence of illegal fishing

Claire Collins, Ana Nuno, Aloka Benaragama, Annette Broderick, Isuru Wijesundara, Dilhara Wijetunge & Tom Letessier
Managing the footprint of highly mobile fishing fleets is increasingly important due to continuing declines of fish populations. However, social-ecological drivers for fisher behaviour remain poorly understood for many fleets globally. Using the Sri Lankan fleet as a case study, we explored the role of social, environmental and policy drivers of effort distribution and illegal fishing. We used semi-structured interviews and participatory mapping with 95 fishers, combined with explanatory modelling (Generalised Linear Models, GLM) and...
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