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This paper analyzes the causes for regulatory noncompliance, focusing on local fishers’ acceptance of imposed fisheries regulations and their respect for the management system in the study site. The research investigates two main fishing groups in the study site, which includes coastal and offshore fishers. The research is based on household survey of 105 fishers’ households consisting of 74 households that belong to offshore fishers and 31 household that belong to coastal fishers. Moreover, interviews have been also conducted with enforcement agents and officials of the Fishery Management Board to get more data.

Based on this analysis, it is concluded that the following factors have a major impact on compliance in fisheries: economic conditions; changes in population, and fishing fleet; weak enforcement of the management system; inactive social-political associations; incompatibility between regulations and fishing practice and patterns. Among these factors, the research finds that economic conditions are the most important factor influencing fishers’ compliance, together with a weak law enforcement they contribute to motives underlying non-compliance. Achieving economic welfare together with conservation purposes is complicated in the study site. Fishing, especially offshore fishing is the main income generating source in the study site. To ensure sustainable exploitation of MCF, the enforcement of the fisheries law should account for factors affecting motives of fishers’ compliance





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