The role of marine protected areas in alleviating poverty in the Asia-Pacific

van Beukering, Pieter J.H., Scherl, Lea M., and Leisher, Craig (2013) The role of marine protected areas in alleviating poverty in the Asia-Pacific. In: van Beukering, Pieter J.H., Papyrakis, Elissaios, Bouma, Jetske, and Brouwer, Roy, (eds.) Nature's Wealth: the economics of ecosystem services and poverty. Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 115-133.

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[Extract] Small-scale fishers in developing countries depend heavily on near-shore marine fish capture (Pauly 2006, SOFIA 2008). Yet marine fisheries in many developing countries are underregulated and overfished (Agnew et al. 2009, Le Gallic and Cox 2006, Varkey et al. 2009). Global marine capture fish production peaked in the mid-1980s, and one in three marine fisheries are now considered overfished (SOFIA 2008, Worm et al. 2009). The overlapping issues of local livelihoods and fisheries management are particularly apparent in coastal coral reefs.

Item ID: 27702
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-107-69804-8
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 23:28
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 100%
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