The challenge of communicating science effectively in fisheries management

dc.contributor.authorButterworth, Doug S
dc.contributor.editorWeingart, P
dc.contributor.editorJoubert, M
dc.contributor.editorFalade, B
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-23T07:41:24Z
dc.date.available2021-02-23T07:41:24Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description.abstractThis chapter presents a short case study of a particular field of science communication: scientific advice to decision-makers1 in fisheries management. Scientific advice to decision-makers is a special type of science communication, as it is directly linked to political decisions. Thus, the advisory process requires certain institutional structures that guarantee the quality of the process. The chapter commences with a very brief introduction to fisheries management: what are the basic objectives, and what makes them difficult to attain. It then proceeds to summarise the basic structures that underlie the process of developing scientific advice for fisheries management measures, and of transmitting this advice to decision-makers (such as the government ministers responsible) for final decisions. This is discussed both in a South African and international context, addressing whether they are working and where the problems lie. Finally, problems in the way scientists try to communicate scientific results in these processes are highlighted, with some suggestions given of how they might be improved.
dc.identifier.apacitationButterworth, D. (2020). The challenge of communicating science effectively in fisheries management. In P. Weingart, M. Joubert & B. Falade. (Eds.), <i>Science Communication in South Africa: Reflections on Current Issues</i> (pp.96-108). South Africa: African Minds. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/32929en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationButterworth, Doug. "The challenge of communicating science effectively in fisheries management" In <i>SCIENCE COMMUNICATION IN SOUTH AFRICA: REFLECTIONS ON CURRENT ISSUES</i>, edited by P Weingart., 96-108. South Africa: African Minds. 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/32929.en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationButterworth, D. 2020. The challenge of communicating science effectively in fisheries management. In <i>Science Communication in South Africa: Reflections on Current Issues</i>. P. Weingart, M. Joubert & B. Falade, Eds.South Africa: African Minds. 96-108. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/32929 .en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-928502-03-6
dc.identifier.risTY - Chapter in Book AU - Butterworth, Doug CY - South Africa DA - 2020 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town ED - Weingart, P ED - Joubert, M ED - Falade, B J1 - Science Communication in South Africa: Reflections on Current Issues LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PP - South Africa PY - 2020 SM - 978-1-928502-03-6 T1 - The challenge of communicating science effectively in fisheries management TI - The challenge of communicating science effectively in fisheries management UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/32929 ER -en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/32929
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationButterworth D. The challenge of communicating science effectively in fisheries management. In Weingart P, Joubert M, Falade B, editors.. Science Communication in South Africa: Reflections on Current Issues. South Africa: African Minds; 2020. p.96-108. [cited yyyy month dd]. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/32929.en_ZA
dc.publisherAfrican Mindsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Mathematics and Applied Mathematicsen_US
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Scienceen_US
dc.publisher.locationSouth Africaen_US
dc.rights.licenseThis work is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
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dc.sourceScience Communication in South Africa: Reflections on Current Issuesen_US
dc.source.pagination96-108en_US
dc.source.urihttp://www.africanminds.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Science-Communication-in-South-Africa-WEB.pdf
dc.titleThe challenge of communicating science effectively in fisheries managementen_US
dc.typeChapter in Booken_US
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