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Approaches and Frameworks for Management and Research in Small-scale Fisheries in the Developing World

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dc.contributor.author Andrew, Neil
dc.contributor.author Evans, Louisa
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-07T18:13:13Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-07T18:13:13Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5918
dc.description.abstract "Commonly adopted approaches to managing small-scale fisheries (SSFs) in developing countries do not ensure sustainability. Progress is impeded by a gap between innovative SSF research and slower-moving SSF management. The paper aims to bridge the gap by showing that the three primary bases of SSF management—ecosystem, stakeholders’ rights and resilience—are mutually consistent and complementary. It nominates the ecosystem approach as an appropriate starting point because it is established in national and international law and policy. Within this approach, the emerging resilience perspective and associated concepts of adaptive management and institutional learning can move management beyond traditional control and resource-use optimization, which largely ignore the different expectations of stakeholders; the complexity of ecosystem dynamics; and how ecological, social, political and economic subsystems are linked. Integrating a rightsbased perspective helps balance the ecological bias of ecosystem-based and resilience approaches. The paper introduces three management implementation frameworks that can lend structure and order to research and management regardless of the management approach chosen. Finally, it outlines possible research approaches to overcome the heretofore limited capacity of fishery research to integrate across ecological, social and economic dimensions and so better serve the management objective of avoiding fishery failure by nurturing and preserving the ecological, social and institutional attributes that enable it to renew and reorganize itself." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WorldFish Center Working Paper, no. 1914 en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject ecosystems en_US
dc.subject stakeholders en_US
dc.subject resilience en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.title Approaches and Frameworks for Management and Research in Small-scale Fisheries in the Developing World en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Malaysia en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US

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