Territorial Use Rights in Fishing (TURFS) on Lake Titicaca, Peru

Territorial Use Rights in Fishing (TURFS) on Lake Titicaca, Peru

Microform - 1987
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Examination of the existence of territorial use rights in fishing (TURFs) along the Peruvian shores of Lake Titicaca, relying upon a variety of sources which consider both the history and ethnography of Lake Titicaca shore dwellers. The report gives a definition of TURFs and the main characteristics of Lake Titicaca fisheries; reviews the historical evolution of those fisheries and emphasizes the restriction of fishing activities to a particular socio-economic group; analyzes the organization of fishing during Inca times and the early colonial period to demonstrate that this exclusiveness was based on formally granted TURFs; and demonstrates through an analysis of reported conflicts over fishing grounds that the persistence of TURFs is a widespread rather than a localized phenomenon.
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : University of British Columbia, School of Community and Regional Planning, 1987
Description: 15 p
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 90-05477


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