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dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Ralf
dc.contributor.editorPhilip Campbell
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-13
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-26T00:57:45Z
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-02T01:13:12Z
dc.date.available2017-03-02T01:13:12Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-05-26T00:57:45Z
dc.identifier.issn0028-0836
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/500151c
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/59290
dc.description.abstractThe fisheries industry promotes third-party eco-labels that signify sustainability, similar to those used in forestry and tourism (see Nature http://doi.org/nb5; 2013). In my view, these fail for three reasons. First, consumers care strongly that labels for health and quality standards are accurate because they affect individuals, but care much less about eco-labels because their effects are spread across society. Second, industries tend to use weak eco-labels in political games to avoid strong regulation. Third, ineffective eco-labels closely mimic accurate ones. Because there are no adverse consequences for consumers who cannot tell them apart, a high proportion of mimics persists. Eco-labels are thus no substitute for eco-laws.
dc.description.peerreviewedNo
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom151
dc.relation.ispartofpageto151
dc.relation.ispartofissue7461
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNature
dc.relation.ispartofvolume500
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150603
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050205
dc.titleThree reasons for eco-label failure
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC3 - Articles (Letter/ Note)
dc.type.codec3
gro.facultyFaculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Nature Publishing Group. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
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