Show simple item record Bear, C. Eden, Sally 2009-09-21T14:50:29Z 2009-09-21T14:50:29Z 2008-08-01
dc.identifier.citation Bear , C & Eden , S 2008 , ' Making space for fish : The regional, network and fluid spaces of fisheries certification ' Social and Cultural Geography , vol 9 , no. 5 , pp. 487-504 . DOI: 10.1080/14649360802224358 en
dc.identifier.issn 1464-9365
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dc.description Bear, Christopher, Eden, Sally, (2008) 'Making space for fish: the regional, network and fluid spaces of fisheries certification', Social and Cultural Geography, 9 (5), pp. 487-504 Key words: Marine Stewardship Council, fisheries certification, boundaries, actornetwork theory, fluid spaces, hybrid geographies. Sponsorship: ESRC en
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we examine the multiple spatialities of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certifications. The MSC uses its ecolabelling scheme to promote sustainable fisheries management; its logo may be used on the products of certified fisheries. The certification process involves the definition of a ‘fishery’. This involves the designation of boundaries around a particular location. While these boundaries suggest exclusivity for each fishery, these regional spaces are also entwined in the MSC’s network, whereby they are viewed relationally. The utility of areal boundaries is also rendered problematic by the materiality of the seas: coastlines change, fish swim, water moves and ships travel. To operate its scheme successfully, the MSC has to recognise this spatial fluidity, acknowledging the rupture of boundaries and the movement of actors. We argue that attention to a multiplicity of spatialities helps direct attention to the role of non-humans in the acting out of hybrid geographies. en
dc.format.extent 18 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Social and Cultural Geography en
dc.rights en
dc.subject Marine Stewardship Council en
dc.subject fisheries certification en
dc.subject boundaries en
dc.subject actor-network theory en
dc.subject fluid spaces en
dc.subject hybrid geographies en
dc.title Making space for fish : The regional, network and fluid spaces of fisheries certification en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Geography and Earth Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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