A Public Policy Perspective on Living Marine Management in Hawaii
What is the state of play in living marine policy in the Pacific? Three competing perspectives form the framework for this analysis: a technocratic approach; the pluralism of competing interests; and, embedded institutional structures. Whether it’s fishery management or other aspects of marine ecosystem conservation, these are complex mixtures of “science-based” decisions, competing socio-economic and political interests, and the inter-related governance structures that mediate these decisions. This talk will utilize this framework to analyze some recent public policy decisions affecting Hawaii.