Publicado por: pongpesca | 2012/12/10

The contribution of locally managed marine areas to small-scale fisheries management and food security – a Solomon Islands case study

“Abstract: Small-scale fisheries support the livelihoods and food security of millions of people worldwide, and if well managed can make significant contributions to human and socio-economic development. Community-based and collaborative strategies (i.e. co-management) are now a mainstream approach to address challenges faced in managing small-scale fisheries.  However, empirical studies that systematically demonstrate the benefits of co-management for multi-species fisheries and food security are lacking.  I present a Solomon Islands case study to address the overarching question; are co-managed marine areas (termed LMMAs in the Pacific) contributing to small-scale fisheries management and food security? Periodically-harvested reef closures are a prominent management measure embedded within LMMAs.  Using an interdisciplinary approach, I examined the effectiveness of four periodically-harvested closures for controlling fishing effort, and maintaining and improving catch rates and yields. I found that total effort and total harvested biomass from closures was low to moderate compared to reefs continuously open to fishing. “

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Fonte: Coral Reef Studies – 26 de Novembro de 2012

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