Relatively little is known about how resource conservation practices and institutions emerge. We examine the historical emergence of territoriality and conservation rules in Maine’s lobstering industry, using a cultural evolutionary perspective. Cultural evolution suggests that cultural adaptations such as practices and institutions arise as a result of evolutionary selection...
albidus). Acknowledgements This article draws on research conducted over the last 40 years which was supported by a number of major grants: 19771980, National Science Foundation (James Acheson, PI ... ), University of Rhode Island-University of Maine Study of Social and Cultural Aspects of Fisheries Management under Extended Jurisdiction (grant number AER 7706018); 19972002, NOAA/SEA GRANT (James Acheson, PI
information on Mainers’ opinions about offshore wind power. In this article, James Acheson provides information on the range of public opinion about offshore wind power based on a survey of fishermen, tourism
: Most of the research on which this article is based was done in the course of a project entitled “Case Studies in Co-management,” sponsored by the University of Maine Sea Grant Program, James Acheson