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Regulatory compliance in Lake Victoria fisheries

Eggert, H and Lokina, RB (2010) In Environment and Development Economics 15. p.197-217
Abstract
This paper analyzes the causes for regulatory compliance, using traditional deterrence variables and potential moral and social variables. We use self-reported data from 459 Tanzanian artisanal fishers in Lake Victoria. The results indicate that the decision to be either a non-violator or a violator, as well as the violation rate - if the latter - are influenced by changes in deterrence variables like the probability of detection and punishment and also by legitimacy and social variables. We also identify a small group of fishers who react neither to normative aspects nor to traditional deterrence variables but persistently violate the regulation.
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10.1017/S1355770X09990106
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  author       = {Eggert, H and Lokina, RB},
  issn         = {1355-770X},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {197--217},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {Environment and Development Economics},
  title        = {Regulatory compliance in Lake Victoria fisheries},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1355770X09990106},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2010},
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