Linking human security to natural resources: Perspective from a fishery resource allocation system in Chilika lagoon, India

Shimpei Iwasaki, Rajib Shaw

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Human security is linked to people's access to natural resources and vulnerabilities to environmental change. In the case study of Chilika lagoon, the findings reveal that insecurity linked to natural resources is largely embedded in the historical process of resource allocation among stakeholders, rather than on the presence of resource stocks. The insecurities are strongly tied not only to allocation changes, but also to multiple factors (environmental, technological, and demographic factors). Based on the Chilika lagoon experience, this article develops a pathway toward a clear understanding of the linkage between human security and natural resources in a local context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-292
Number of pages12
JournalSustainability Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 1



  • Chilika lagoon
  • Fishing rights
  • Human security
  • Resource allocation
  • Resource-led conflicts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Health(social science)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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