Evolution of the artisanal fisher: case studies from Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea

Sabetian, Armagan, and Foale, Simon (2006) Evolution of the artisanal fisher: case studies from Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Traditional Marine Resource Management and Knowledge Information Bulletin, 20. pp. 3-10.

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Abstract

In this article we describe the rapid uptake of technology that increases fishing efficiency in two parts of western Melanesia: Ghizo Island in Western Province, Solomon Islands, and Milne Bay Province in Papua New Guinea. We present evidence that demonstrates a disturbing lack of awareness among fishers of the finite nature of the stocks they are exploiting, and we argue that without corresponding systematic management interventions, the technological transformations we are now witnessing will accelerate the present pattern of sequential overfishing of commercially valuable species.

Item ID: 4150
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: fishery; resource management; Melanesia; development; markets; population growth
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Reproduced with permission from Secretariat of the Pacific Community. The original document is available on SPC Coastal and Oceanic Fisheries Programmes Digital Library at: http://www.spc.int/mrd/fishlib.php

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ISSN: 1025-7497
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2009 23:24
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 30%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070402 Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment @ 40%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070403 Fisheries Management @ 30%
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96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960605 Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection @ 30%
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