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Governing the Blue Economy in Maritime Asia-Pacific

Project Member(s): Fabinyi, M., Barclay, K.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2018

Summary: Governing the blue economy in maritime Asia-Pacific. This project aims to examine the drivers, character and effects of Blue Economy governance, a highly influential agenda intended to reconcile economic growth with ocean conservation. Analysis of Blue Economy governance in China and the Philippines seeks to reveal how this agenda is represented, contested and implemented at regional, national and local scales. Expected outcomes include new knowledge concerning the influence and impacts of maritime governance in the region. This project has the potential to inform more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable governance outcomes.


Fabinyi, M 2020, 'Maritime disputes and seafood regimes: a broader perspective on fishing and the Philippines–China relationship', Globalizations, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 146-160.
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Cohen, PJ, Allison, EH, Andrew, NL, Cinner, J, Evans, LS, Fabinyi, M, Garces, LR, Hall, SJ, Hicks, CC, Hughes, TP, Jentoft, S, Mills, DJ, Masu, R, Mbaru, EK & Ratner, BD 2019, 'Securing a Just Space for Small-Scale Fisheries in the Blue Economy', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 6, no. MAR.
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Steenbergen, DJ, Fabinyi, M, Barclay, K, Song, AM, Cohen, PJ, Eriksson, H & Mills, DJ 2019, 'Governance interactions in small‐scale fisheries market chains: Examples from the Asia‐Pacific', Fish and Fisheries, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 697-714.
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FOR Codes: Anthropology of Development, Social and Cultural Geography, Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society, Human geography, Expanding knowledge in human society