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Exploring the building blocks of social capital in the Sechura Bay (Peru): Insights from Peruvian scallop (Argopecten purpuratus) aquaculture

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dc.contributor.author López de la Lama, R.
dc.contributor.author Valdés-Velásquez, Armando
dc.contributor.author Huicho, L.
dc.contributor.author Morales, E.
dc.contributor.author Rivera-Ch, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-01T00:04:13Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-01T00:04:13Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4235
dc.description.abstract Social capital has been a key factor for co-management initiatives' success in small-scale fisheries. Nonetheless, this is a complex concept, which can be operationalized in different ways and has no specific standardized measures. This research explores Peruvian scallop aquaculture in the Sechura Bay of Peru as a case study, focusing on the development of social capital among fishers, enterprises and authorities. We evaluated social capital through three of its conceptual building components: (i) trust, (ii) collaboration and reciprocity, and (iii) common norms and sanctions. Specific indicators for each component were developed for analytical purposes. We conducted 66 surveys and 12 interviews with fishers and other key stakeholders. Based on our results, there is weak social capital among aquaculture fishers, enterprises and authorities in the Sechura Bay. This is evident through the low levels of trust and collaboration, as well as the lack of respect for common norms. Weak social capital may explain the two critical problems the system is currently facing for achieving sustainability: reduced availability of seeds and unfair agreements between enterprises and fishermen associations. Strengthening social ties and collaboration can increase aquaculture's resilience at Sechura Bay. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1873-524X
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Fisheries en_US
dc.subject Social capital en_US
dc.subject questionnaire survey en_US
dc.subject analytical method en_US
dc.subject Aquaculture en_US
dc.subject Argopecten purpuratus en_US
dc.subject Building blockes en_US
dc.subject Co-management en_US
dc.subject complexity en_US
dc.subject conceptual framework en_US
dc.subject Critical problems en_US
dc.subject Economic and social effects en_US
dc.subject Fishers en_US
dc.subject fishery management en_US
dc.subject Molluscs en_US
dc.subject Peruvian scallop en_US
dc.subject Piura [Peru] en_US
dc.subject resource development en_US
dc.subject Sechura Bay en_US
dc.subject Shellfish en_US
dc.subject shellfish culture en_US
dc.subject shellfish fishery en_US
dc.subject Small-scale fisheries en_US
dc.subject social capital en_US
dc.subject Social capitals en_US
dc.subject Social ties en_US
dc.subject stakeholder en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.title Exploring the building blocks of social capital in the Sechura Bay (Peru): Insights from Peruvian scallop (Argopecten purpuratus) aquaculture en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.08.030
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#1.05.11
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#1.06.12


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