A case study of collaborative management approach to common-pool resources management
School of Business and Law
Some of prior studies posit that a collaborative management approach is the most suitable way to manage common-pool resources, including tuna resources, because it engages those who use the resources in the management process. Unfortunately, the approach has not been found effective in managing migratory tuna resources of the Western Central Pacific Ocean. Taking a case study approach, we investigated the collaborative management approach model taken by Western Central Pacific Ocean Commission and identified the root causes of the key issues in managing the resources. This study contributes to a better understanding of issues in managing common-pool resources, which may help policy-makers develop effective strategies for the sustainable management of the resources.