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RAMIREZ SANCHEZ, Saudiel; MCCAY, Bonnie J.; JOHNSON, Teresa R.  and  WEISMAN, Wendy. Surgimiento, formación y persistencia de organizaciones sociales para la pesca ribereña de la península de Baja California. Región y sociedad [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.51, pp.71-99. ISSN 2448-4849.

In this preliminary study we use a comparative approach to explore the conditions under which small-scale fishing organizations (SFOS) emerged and have persisted in the Baja California peninsula.There are more than 300 SFOS operating in the peninsula, including fishing cooperatives (222), sociedades de producción rural [rural production companies] (73), sociedades de solidaridad social [social solidarity companies] (5) and fishing unions (1). Fishers' rationale, institutional incentives, and external agents are important factors in the creation of SFOS, and their survival seems to be affected by organizational incentives, investment in physical and human capital, and social solidarity as a guiding principle of their activities. Our assessment is a first step towards understanding the conditions under which SFOS have participated and could participate in improving the management and conservation of fisheries in the region.

Keywords : Baja California peninsula; small-scale fisheries; social organizations; cooperatives.

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