Fisheries trade and social development in the Philippine-Malaysia maritime border zone

Fabinyi, Michael, Pido, Michael, Ponce de Leon, Eva Marie, De las Alas, Mary Aileen, Buenconsejo, Jose, Uyami-Bitara, Arselene, Harani, Babylyn, and Caceres, Jennelyn (2014) Fisheries trade and social development in the Philippine-Malaysia maritime border zone. Development Policy Review, 32 (6). pp. 715-732.

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Weakly regulated natural-resource trading activities in the remote borderlands of developing countries are commonly viewed both as a means of improving economic development and as a way of smuggling valuable natural resources. Based on data from the Philippine-Malaysia maritime border that focus on the trade in high-value live reef fish, this article points to the need to situate such cross-border activities more closely within the context of local perspectives and priorities. A locally-grounded perspective is necessary in order to understand the context of social-development challenges that mediate both macroeconomic and environmental policy outcomes.

Item ID: 36031
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1467-7679
Keywords: social development; live reef fish trade; vulnerability; Philippines; borderlands
Funders: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Municipality of Balabac, Palawan Province, Philippines, Palawan Council for Sustainable Development, Palawan State University
Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 03:31
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160101 Anthropology of Development @ 70%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 30%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 80%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences @ 20%
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