Intracultural variability in the cognition of danger among southern New England fishers
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The costs of the dangers of commercial fishing are very high, yet fishing vessel safety regulations are frequently met with lack of enthusiasm or even rejection by fishers. Why would fishers reject regulations designed to increase their safety? There is a strong possibility that some of the rejection is the result of lack of cognitive sharing and communication between originators of the regulations and the fishers for whom the regulations are designed. This paper examines the pattern of cognition about danger of the occupation among fishers and relates these patterns to sociocultural differences in two southern New England ports. The intent of the study is to help bridge the gap between regulators and users by providing culturally appropriate information that can be used to design more effective policy, training, and enforcement programs. Copyright © 1996 Marine Resources Foundation.
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Marine Resource Economics
Poggie, J. J., R. B. Pollnac, and C. Van Dusen. "Intracultural variability in the cognition of danger among southern New England fishers." Marine Resource Economics 11, 1 (1996). doi: 10.1086/mre.11.1.42629140.