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Iris Monnereau analysed the relationship between the development of lobster fisheries and the well-being of lobster fishers and the contextual conditions that facilitate this. Iris Monnereau investigated this state of affairs through three contrasting country case studies, in Belize, Jamaica, and Nicaragua.

Event details of The red gold rush. The impact of governance styles on value chains and the well-being of lobster fishers in the wider Caribbean
Date 23 November 2012
Time 11:00
Location Aula - Oude Lutherse kerk
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Globalization has strongly affected seafood markets throughout the world. This is particularly true for the lobster fisheries of the Wider Caribbean region, which are the topic of this thesis. Commercial harvest of lobster in this region took off when international demand from the United States stimulated commercial lobster fisheries. No large-scale commercial lobster fishery existed prior to this time but the increasing demand and high unit price for lobster on the international market, combined with new technological possibilities, resulted in lobster fishery development throughout the region. 


Iris Monnereau: The Red Gold Rush: The Impact of Governance Styles on Value Chains and the Well-Being of Lobster Fishers in the Wider Caribbean. Supervisors: Prof. dr. Isa Baud and Prof. dr. Maarten Baud.

Aula - Oude Lutherse kerk

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Singel 411
1012 XM Amsterdam