securing rights

A geography of rights: Accessing places, and securing rights and claims

  • Social factors such as ownership may create unequal access to fishing. 
  • Social and ecological use of areas can influence MPA placement. 
  • Villagers feel they have the right to ecological knowledge, and the right to participate in MPA rule  making. 
  • Managers should be aware of ownership structures and the rights to which villagers feel entitled,  so as to understand villager participation in MPA management.