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Defining Fishing Communities: Issues in Theory and Practice

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Characterizations of fishing communities range from containers of cultural traditions to sites of resistance, from places of management to spaces of global connection. We review key themes and issues from the literature on fishing communities, in light of theoretical work on communities and the context of applied anthropological work in the United States, where fishing community is defined as a term of law as well as art.

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