Addressing Marine and Coastal Governance Conflicts at the Interface of Multiple Sectors and Jurisdictions

Type Article
Date 2020-09
Language English
Author(s) Bellanger Manuel1, Speir Cameron2, Blanchard FabianORCID3, Brooks Kate4, Butler James R. A.5, Crosson Scott6, Fonner Robert7, Gourguet SophieORCID1, Holland Daniel S.7, Kuikka Sakari8, Le Gallic Bertrand9, Lent Rebecca10, Libecap Gary D.11, Lipton Douglas W.12, Nayak Prateep Kumar13, Reid David14, Scemama Pierre1, Stephenson Robert15, Thébaud OlivierORCID1, Young Juliette C.16, 17
Affiliation(s) 1 : Ifremer, Univ Brest, CNRS, UMR 6308 AMURE, Unité d’Economie Maritime, IUEM, Plouzané, France
2 : Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
3 : Ifremer, USR 3456 LEEISA (CNRS, Université de Guyane, Ifremer), Cayenne, France
4 : School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
5 : CSIRO Land and Water, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
6 : Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries, Miami, FL, United States
7 : Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, WA, United States
8 : Ecosystems and Environment Research Program, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
9 : Univ Brest, Ifremer, CNRS, UMR 6308 AMURE, Brest, France
10 : International Whaling Commission, Cambridge, United Kingdom
11 : Bren School of Environmental Science, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
12 : NOAA Fisheries, Silver Spring, MD, United States
13 : School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
14 : Marine Institute, Galway, Ireland
15 : Fisheries and Oceans Canada, St. Andrews Biological Station, St. Andrews, NB, Canada
16 : UK Center of Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
17 : Agroécologie, AgroSup Dijon, Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement (INRAE), University Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, France
Source Frontiers In Marine Science (2296-7745) (Frontiers Media SA), 2020-09 , Vol. 7 , N. 544440 , P. 21p.
DOI 10.3389/fmars.2020.544440
WOS© Times Cited 7
Keyword(s) trade-offs, ecosystem management, ecosystem services, cross-sectoral coordination, marine governance, multi-jurisdictional conflicts, institutions, environmental policy

Marine and coastal activities are closely interrelated, and conflicts among different sectors can undermine management and conservation objectives. Governance systems for fisheries, power generation, irrigation, aquaculture, marine biodiversity conservation, and other coastal and maritime activities are typically organized to manage conflicts within sectors, rather than across them. Based on the discussions around eight case studies presented at a workshop held in Brest in June 2019, this paper explores institutional approaches to move beyond managing conflicts within a sector. We primarily focus on cases where the groups and sectors involved are heterogeneous in terms of: the jurisdiction they fall under; their objectives; and the way they value ecosystem services. The paper first presents a synthesis of frameworks for understanding and managing cross-sectoral governance conflicts, drawing from social and natural sciences. We highlight commonalities but also conceptual differences across disciplines to address these issues. We then propose a novel analytical framework which we used to evaluate the eight case studies. Based on the main lessons learned from case studies, we then discuss the feasibility and key determinants of stakeholder collaboration as well as compensation and incentive schemes. The discussion concludes with future research needs to support policy development and inform integrated institutional regimes that consider the diversity of stakeholder interests and the potential benefits of cross-sectoral coordination

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Bellanger Manuel, Speir Cameron, Blanchard Fabian, Brooks Kate, Butler James R. A., Crosson Scott, Fonner Robert, Gourguet Sophie, Holland Daniel S., Kuikka Sakari, Le Gallic Bertrand, Lent Rebecca, Libecap Gary D., Lipton Douglas W., Nayak Prateep Kumar, Reid David, Scemama Pierre, Stephenson Robert, Thébaud Olivier, Young Juliette C. (2020). Addressing Marine and Coastal Governance Conflicts at the Interface of Multiple Sectors and Jurisdictions. Frontiers In Marine Science, 7(544440), 21p. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :