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Resilience and Adaptation of Fishing Communities

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Jeremy Phillipson



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND).


Fishing communities have faced numerous challenges over the past twenty years, including reform of the European Common Fisheries Policy and environmental, economic and social instability. But the households, businesses and places that depend on fishing have often displayed remarkable levels of resilience and ability to adapt. In this Special Issue contributors from Europe uncover the social structures and institutions that underpin the adaptive capacities of fishing households and businesses. Are adaptation strategies available to all and what might be their outcomes for different participants within fishing households and communities?

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Author(s): Phillipson J, Symes D, Salmi P

Publication type: Editorial

Publication status: Published

Journal: Sociologia Ruralis

Year: 2015

Volume: 55

Issue: 3

Pages: 243-244

Print publication date: 31/07/2015

Online publication date: 01/07/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

ISSN (print): 0038-0199

ISSN (electronic): 1467-9523

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1111/socru.12100