Emergence of multi-stakeholder-driven cooperative research in the Northwest Atlantic: The case of the Northeast Consortium

Academic Article


  • The past 50 years in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank is marked by a growing divide between fishermen, scientists, and managers. This paper tracks the scientific, regulatory, social and political evolution of fisheries management in the Northwest Atlantic, culminating in a distrustful and adversarial climate, a convergence of diverse policy needs, and the emergence of a multi-stakeholder cooperative research program--the Northeast Consortium. The institutional structure and activities of the Northeast Consortium are presented and we conclude with a discussion of the role of cooperative research in building mutual understanding and respect, trust and scientific legitimacy.
  • Authors

  • Hartley, Troy W
  • Robertson, Robert
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • September 2006
  • Has Subject Area

    Published In

  • Marine Policy  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Northeast Consortium
  • Northeast fisheries management
  • cooperative research
  • politics
  • socioeconomic impacts
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 580
  • End Page

  • 592
  • Volume

  • 30
  • Issue

  • 5