Maximum sustainable yield of marine capture fisheries in developing archipelagic states: balancing law, science, politics and practice

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.


Lugten, G., Andrew, N. (2008)
International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 23:1-37