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Title Entangled sensemaking at sea : bycatch management that makes good social and ecological sense / Jason Good.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 222 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Bio/Hist Note Jason Good holds a master's and PhD in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan, USA. Prior to his graduate work he was a fisheries scientist, working primarily in Alaskan waters. His research focuses on business sustainability, circular economy, and coupled organizational and natural systems.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 16, 2020).
Subject Fishery management -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Bycatches (Fisheries) -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Trawls and trawling -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of.
Organizational sociology.
Organizational behavior.
Process philosophy.
Summary "Sustainable commercial fishing, species conservation, and bycatch are contentious topics. Great emphasis has been placed on the sustainable sourcing of particular species that we buy at the store and order in restaurants, but how can we trust that the fish on our plates, from a system-wide perspective, have been appropriately sourced? Even in what are commonly considered to be the best-managed fisheries in the world (i.e., Alaskan fisheries), thousands of tons of fish are wasted each year in the interest of providing certain species in certain ways to certain people, at certain prices. Are the practices and regulations that we think are helping actually having the desired outcomes in terms of the effective use of natural resources? This book presents a framework for understanding frontline organizing processes in commercial fisheries. It enables readers to better understand and respond to the need to develop practices that involve effective use of all natural resources, rather than just a chosen few. The book is especially important to researchers and practitioners active in the fishing industry, and natural resource managers and regulators interested in understanding and improving their management systems. It is also highly relevant to organization and management researchers interested in coupled human and natural systems, ecological sensemaking, quantum thinking, sociomateriality, and sustainability. The book uses the real-life case of an Alaskan fishing fleet to explore how the commercial fishing industry entangles itself with natural systems in order to extract resources from them. After gaining a better understanding of these processes can we see how they can be improved, especially through changes to regulatory management systems, in order foster not only more sustainable, but also less wasteful, natural resource extraction and use. Such an understanding requires exploring how regulations, natural phenomena, human sensemaking processes, and market forces entangle at sea and in turn materialize the fish that make their way to our plates - as well as those that, importantly, do not"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Good, Jason, 1974- Entangled sensemaking at sea Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020. 9781783538119