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Adapting to environmental change in artisanal fisheries—Insights from a South Indian Lagoon

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Coulthard, Sarah (2008) Adapting to environmental change in artisanal fisheries—Insights from a South Indian Lagoon. Global Environmental Change, 18 . pp. 479-489. [Journal article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2008.04.003

Abstract

Despite international focus on how to facilitate adaptation to climate change, a good deal of adaptation will, inevitably, be enacted by households and communities at the local level. This paper provides an account of adaptation among villages in a south Indian fishery. Pulicat lagoon is presented as a system of dynamic environmental trends and shocks. An analysis of livelihood diversification, illustrates that some households are more adaptable to environmental change than others. Unexpectedly, it is not the poorest who are the least able to adapt, but rather fishers who have become locked into an overly specialised fishery.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Fisheries; Adaptation; Common property; Lagoon management
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Environmental Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Society and Environment
ID Code:4298
Deposited By:Dr Sarah Coulthard
Deposited On:12 Jan 2010 12:30
Last Modified:07 Apr 2014 12:56

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