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Social-Ecological Systems Meta-Analysis Database: Component

SummaryBoth trawlers and jiggers targeting Arrow squid (Nototodarus spp.) within New Zealand waters
SubtypeLocal Resource User Group
SectorFisheries (Stock-specific)
Interest HeterogeneityLow (1)
ExplanationLikely all similar goal of maximizing squid catch. Came together for Squid Management Company and DWG because realized all common interests.
Costs Of ExitNo
ExplanationBiggest cost is being able to sell quota since there are constraints on it, but no generally no costs to leave
Proportionality (Of Costs And Benefits)Yes
ExplanationCosts are very high so always try to minimize, but make profits. Profits not guaranteed. Trawlers and quotas are very expensive, but high value fishery.
Actor Group CoordinationBoth formal and informal
ExplanationDWG is formal coordination. But a lot of these owners know each other socially. Mostly professional relationships, but discuss informally as well.
ExplanationFormal: Deepwater Secretariat – responsible for coordination, developing options, participating in process, technological advice. Deepwater has a board and same leader has been in it for a while.
Leadership AccountabilityHigh (3)
ExplanationHigh social pressure.
Leadership AuthorityHigh (3)
ExplanationBoard has authority to make decisions for rest of fishery. DWG can change internal rules on its own. Not legally binding, but within the industry considered necessary.
Actor Group TrustMedium (2)
ExplanationAppears to be high. Very professional. Always inter-company rivalry
Past CollaborationHigh (3)
ExplanationBefore DWG there was the Squid Management Company. Long history of working together
Personal CommunicationMore than once a year (5)
ExplanationCommunicate frequently
Remote CommunicationMore than once a year (5)
ExplanationCommunicate frequently