The contemporary legal regime for marine capture fisheries is dominated by management based on maximum sustainable yield (MSY). This study examines the law, science, politics and practice of MSY in a selection of developing archipelagic states to assess whether and how MSY is being used in the management of single fish species and as part of a broader ecosystem approach to fisheries management.
Maximum sustainable yield of marine capture fisheries in developing archipelagic states: balancing law, science, politics and practice
Lugten, G., Andrew, N. (2008)
International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 23:1-37