Fisheries governance, in its broader sense, is a dynamic process where fishing communities and the society at large take careful decisions to allocate resources for sustaining the ecological, economic and social viability of fisheries. The Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework has been modified to suit to the empirical context of the study area and used in the analysis.

The study analyses the interaction between various state and non-state governance institutions in detail and sketch how these institutional interactions bring forth effective socially acceptable solutions for the governance of modern marine fisheries along the South West coast of India. The study noted that involving non-state, community institutions at different levels is an essential process for the success of fisheries governance efforts in a small scale modern marine fishery that is operated by heterogeneous groups of fishers engaged in a wide array of fishing practices.

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