Innovating tuna governance arrangements

The more fundamental and integrative questions of this programme focus on new conceptualization of innovative governance arrangements in complex social-ecological systems.

Results from the PhD projects will contribute to developing these concepts. The Postdoc will be responsible for integrating these results and coordinating theoretical development at the programme level. The goal of the Postdoc is to investigate the complex social-ecological interactions in tuna fisheries and to assess and optimize (existing and future) sustainable and equitable tuna governance arrangements, with special emphasis on the management of juvenile tuna stocks.

The main question addressed by the Postdoc will be whether and how state, value chain, and market-based governance arrangements can be complimentary in promoting sustainable tuna management and what the integration of these governance arrangements contribute to our understanding of the social-ecological complexity of trans-boundary fisheries.