MCDM Framework for fishing rights allocation in South Africa

T. Stewart, A. Joubert, R. Janssen

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Abstract

    The work discussed in this paper relates to the allocation of fishing rights within the Western Cape province of South Africa. Many of these fisheries are under threat through over-exploitation, and yet are a traditional source of livelihood in many communities. We describe a sequence of interventions during which principles and processes of multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) formed the framework for structuring the problems, for facilitating group consensus on the decision making process, and for designing a decision support template for use in future allocations. Interactions with community representatives and with the the national Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism revealed a high degree of consistency in perceptions of the management goals that need to be taken into consideration. These goals could be structured and summarized in the form of an integrated value tree, which in turn formed the basis for a formalized decision support structure that could provide a transparent, coherent and auditable basis for the allocation of fishing rights in a fully goal-directed manner. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)247-265
    JournalGroup Decision and Negotiation
    Volume19
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Fingerprint

    Fisheries
    Decision theory
    Decision making
    Industry
    decision making process
    fishery
    livelihood
    community
    exploitation
    Tourism
    threat
    interaction
    science
    management
    Fishing
    South Africa
    Multicriteria decision-making
    Values
    Group
    Decision support

    Cite this

    Stewart, T. ; Joubert, A. ; Janssen, R. / MCDM Framework for fishing rights allocation in South Africa. In: Group Decision and Negotiation. 2010 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 247-265.
    @article{114785c5d9e440fb892f76062590f000,
    title = "MCDM Framework for fishing rights allocation in South Africa",
    abstract = "The work discussed in this paper relates to the allocation of fishing rights within the Western Cape province of South Africa. Many of these fisheries are under threat through over-exploitation, and yet are a traditional source of livelihood in many communities. We describe a sequence of interventions during which principles and processes of multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) formed the framework for structuring the problems, for facilitating group consensus on the decision making process, and for designing a decision support template for use in future allocations. Interactions with community representatives and with the the national Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism revealed a high degree of consistency in perceptions of the management goals that need to be taken into consideration. These goals could be structured and summarized in the form of an integrated value tree, which in turn formed the basis for a formalized decision support structure that could provide a transparent, coherent and auditable basis for the allocation of fishing rights in a fully goal-directed manner. {\circledC} 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.",
    author = "T. Stewart and A. Joubert and R. Janssen",
    year = "2010",
    doi = "10.1007/s10726-009-9159-9",
    language = "English",
    volume = "19",
    pages = "247--265",
    journal = "Group Decision and Negotiation",
    issn = "0926-2644",
    publisher = "Springer Netherlands",
    number = "3",

    }

    MCDM Framework for fishing rights allocation in South Africa. / Stewart, T.; Joubert, A.; Janssen, R.

    In: Group Decision and Negotiation, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2010, p. 247-265.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - MCDM Framework for fishing rights allocation in South Africa

    AU - Stewart, T.

    AU - Joubert, A.

    AU - Janssen, R.

    PY - 2010

    Y1 - 2010

    N2 - The work discussed in this paper relates to the allocation of fishing rights within the Western Cape province of South Africa. Many of these fisheries are under threat through over-exploitation, and yet are a traditional source of livelihood in many communities. We describe a sequence of interventions during which principles and processes of multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) formed the framework for structuring the problems, for facilitating group consensus on the decision making process, and for designing a decision support template for use in future allocations. Interactions with community representatives and with the the national Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism revealed a high degree of consistency in perceptions of the management goals that need to be taken into consideration. These goals could be structured and summarized in the form of an integrated value tree, which in turn formed the basis for a formalized decision support structure that could provide a transparent, coherent and auditable basis for the allocation of fishing rights in a fully goal-directed manner. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

    AB - The work discussed in this paper relates to the allocation of fishing rights within the Western Cape province of South Africa. Many of these fisheries are under threat through over-exploitation, and yet are a traditional source of livelihood in many communities. We describe a sequence of interventions during which principles and processes of multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) formed the framework for structuring the problems, for facilitating group consensus on the decision making process, and for designing a decision support template for use in future allocations. Interactions with community representatives and with the the national Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism revealed a high degree of consistency in perceptions of the management goals that need to be taken into consideration. These goals could be structured and summarized in the form of an integrated value tree, which in turn formed the basis for a formalized decision support structure that could provide a transparent, coherent and auditable basis for the allocation of fishing rights in a fully goal-directed manner. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

    U2 - 10.1007/s10726-009-9159-9

    DO - 10.1007/s10726-009-9159-9

    M3 - Article

    VL - 19

    SP - 247

    EP - 265

    JO - Group Decision and Negotiation

    JF - Group Decision and Negotiation

    SN - 0926-2644

    IS - 3

    ER -