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2010-09-30 | Peer Reviewed

Regulatory Compliance in Lake Victoria Fisheries

Eggert, Håkan and Razack Lokina. 2010. “Regulatory Compliance in Lake Victoria Fisheries.” Environment and Development Economics 15:2: 197-217.
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This analysis of the fishers’ compliance with regulations in Lake Victoria, Tanzania, gives support to the traditional economics-of-crime model and shows that the extension of the basic deterrence model can lead to a richer model with substantially higher explanatory power.


It focused on mesh-size regulation to explore potential reasons for following the rules (or not), such as being moral and doing the right thing; obeying the rules due to peer pressure from other fishers; perceiving the regulation as legitimate; and perceiving that they (the fishers) have been involved in the regulation process.