Abalone conservation in the presence of drug use and corruption: Implications for its management in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Muchapondwa, Edwin
dc.contributor.author Brick, Kerri
dc.contributor.author Visser, Martine
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-10T10:11:36Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-10T10:11:36Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Muchapondwa‚ E., Brick‚ K. & M. Visser (2014). Abalone conservation in the presence of drug use and corruption: Implications for its management in South Africa, International Journal of Sustainable Economy, 6(2): 201-216 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=60348
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/719
dc.description.abstract The illegal exploitation of wild abalone in South Africa has been escalating since 1994, despite increased enforcement, leading to collapse in some sections of its range. South Africa banned all wild abalone fishing in 2008 but controversially reopened the fishery in 2010. This paper formulates a poacher's model, taking into account the realities of the abalone terrain in South Africa - the high-value of abalone, use of recreational drugs, the prevalence of bribery, and corruption - to explore why poaching has not subsided. The paper suggests two additional measures that might help ameliorate the situation: eliminating the demand side through targeted enforcement on organised crime, and ceding the resource to the local coastal communities. However, local communities need to be empowered to deal with organised crime groups. Complementary measures to bring back community patriotism will also be needed given the tattered social fabric of the local coastal communities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Sustainable Economy en_US
dc.subject Wild abalone en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Corruption en_US
dc.subject Drug use en_US
dc.subject Poaching en_US
dc.subject Sustainable economy en_US
dc.subject Abalone conservation en_US
dc.title Abalone conservation in the presence of drug use and corruption: Implications for its management in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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