Is community-based fisheries management realising multiple objectives? Examining evidence from the literature

Cohen, Philippa J., Jupiter, Stacy D., Weeks, Rebecca, Tawake, Alifereti, and Govan, Hugh (2014) Is community-based fisheries management realising multiple objectives? Examining evidence from the literature. Traditional Marine Resource Management and Knowledge Information Bulletin, 34. pp. 3-12.

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[Extract] Community-based and co-management approaches are key strategies for small-scale fisheries management (Evans et al. 2011; Gutierrez et al. 2011). The expansion of these approaches is particularly apparent in the Pacific, where communities rely heavily on small-scale fisheries (Govan 2009a) and concerns about sustainability are increasing (Bell et al. 2009; Brewer et al. 2009). Many community-based management initiatives are recognised within a regional practitioner's network referred to as the Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) network (Parks and Salafsky 2001). There are also likely to be hundreds to thousands of communities implementing management, outside the formal network, which do not appear on any official list (Govan 2009a). For simplicity, we use the term LMMA broadly to encompass local management that: 1) is applied to nearshore marine areas; 2) seeks to meet local management objectives; 3) employs locally negotiated rules that integrate customary or local governance institutions; 4) is adaptable via learning-by-doing approaches; and 5) includes circumstances where resident communities may be collaborating with partners such as non-government organisations, government agencies or research institutes (Govan 2009a). In this regard, the term LMMA is synonymous with community-based marine resource or fisheries management (CBRM and CBFM).

Item ID: 39556
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1025-7497
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Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2015 03:53
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070403 Fisheries Management @ 70%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 30%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950306 Conserving Pacific Peoples Heritage @ 10%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960604 Environmental Management Systems @ 90%
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