Simple solutions... complex scenarios to apply them. / by Francisco Blaha

According to Elinor Ostrom, who won the Nobel prize for economics in 2009, to avoid a tragedy of the commons requires giving everyone entitled to use them a say in running them; setting clear boundaries to keep out those who are not entitled; appointing monitors who are trusted by users; and having straightforward mechanisms to resolve conflicts.

Sounds perfect for fisheries... unfortunately we have to create and or strengthen all those elements.