Comparison of Private Incentive Mechanisms for Improving Sustainability of Filipino Tuna Fisheries

Frazen Tolentino, Paul Berentsen, Simon Bush, Joseph Idemne, Ricardo Babaran, Alfons Oude Lansink

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the influence of three private incentive mechanisms over decision making related to improved sustainability of fishing practices in Filipino tuna fisheries. The three mechanisms compared are the World Wildlife Fund for Nature's fishery improvement project model, Marine Stewardship Council certification, and the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Pro-Active Vessel Register. The main question addressed in this paper is how and to what extent the private incentive mechanisms support the development of fisher capabilities to respond to the requirements set out by these mechanisms. Applying a global value chain approach to analyze results collected from key actors involved in Philippine tuna fishers contributing to both domestic and regional economic development in the Western Pacific, we explore the structure and function of these private incentive mechanisms in achieving both environmental and economic development outcomes. Our results show that these private incentive mechanisms deliver different direct and indirect incentives for changing to more sustainable fishing practices, and that the success of these mechanisms is dependent on the extent to which the mechanisms support the development of target fisher capabilities to comply with their sustainability requirements. We conclude that the future success of these incentive mechanisms depends for a large part on stricter sustainability requirements, but also on the capacity of the mechanisms to incentivize the inclusion of more developing country fishers. These findings contribute to a wider understanding of how the capabilities of developing country producers are influenced by their relationship with chain and non-chain actors, and with the wide institutional arrangements that the producers operate in.

Original languageEnglish
Article number83
Pages (from-to)264-279
JournalWorld Development
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Philippines
  • Private incentive mechanisms
  • Sustainability
  • Tuna fishery
  • Value chain

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In: World Development, 2016, p. 264-279.

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