Abalone conservation in the presence of drug use and corruption: Implications for its management in South Africa

dc.creatorMuchapondwa, Edwin
dc.creatorBrick, Kerri
dc.creatorVisser, Martine
dc.date2014-06-10T10:11:36Z
dc.date2014-06-10T10:11:36Z
dc.date2014
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T10:06:40Z
dc.date.available2015-05-28T10:06:40Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-28
dc.descriptionThe illegal exploitation of wild abalone in South Africa has been escalating since 1994, despite increased enforcement, leading to collapse in some sections of its range. South Africa banned all wild abalone fishing in 2008 but controversially reopened the fishery in 2010. This paper formulates a poacher's model, taking into account the realities of the abalone terrain in South Africa - the high-value of abalone, use of recreational drugs, the prevalence of bribery, and corruption - to explore why poaching has not subsided. The paper suggests two additional measures that might help ameliorate the situation: eliminating the demand side through targeted enforcement on organised crime, and ceding the resource to the local coastal communities. However, local communities need to be empowered to deal with organised crime groups. Complementary measures to bring back community patriotism will also be needed given the tattered social fabric of the local coastal communities.
dc.identifierMuchapondwa‚ E., Brick‚ K. & M. Visser (2014). Abalone conservation in the presence of drug use and corruption: Implications for its management in South Africa, International Journal of Sustainable Economy, 6(2): 201-216
dc.identifierhttp://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=60348
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/719
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Wild abalone KW - South Africa KW - Corruption KW - Drug use KW - Poaching KW - Sustainable economy KW - Abalone conservation LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - Abalone conservation in the presence of drug use and corruption: Implications for its management in South Africa TI - Abalone conservation in the presence of drug use and corruption: Implications for its management in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/719 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/719
dc.languageen
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Sustainable Economy
dc.publisher.departmentSALDRUen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Commerceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subjectWild abalone
dc.subjectSouth Africa
dc.subjectCorruption
dc.subjectDrug use
dc.subjectPoaching
dc.subjectSustainable economy
dc.subjectAbalone conservation
dc.titleAbalone conservation in the presence of drug use and corruption: Implications for its management in South Africa
dc.typeJournal Article
uct.type.publicationResearchen_ZA
uct.type.resourceArticleen_ZA
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