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Evaluation of Fisheries Management Options for Visayan Sea, Philippines: The Case of Northern Iloilo

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Ferrer, A. J. G.
Conference: Sustaining Commons: Sustaining Our Future, the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons
Location: Hyderabad, India
Conf. Date: January 10-14
Date: 2011
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7281
Sector: Fisheries
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): fisheries
resource management
Abstract: "The paper examines the sustainability of fisheries and fishers’ incomes in the Visayan Sea and identifies potentially viable options that could help achieve the dual goals of protecting the fish and helping fishers earn a living. The focus is northern Iloilo fisheries, which cover almost half of the Visayan Sea. Ten management options identified from various sources were presented to the different stakeholders: fishers, fishery scientists, and fishery managers. These consist of status quo, input controls (ban of commercial fishing, ban of commercial fishing with safety nets, marine protected area, closed season, reduction in the number of commercial and municipal fishers, localization, and rotational fishing regime), output control (quota), and the creation of a special management unit. These management options were evaluated at two stages where Stage 1 ruled out options with no or low impact on increasing fish stocks. Options that passed Stage 1 advanced to Stage 2 where each was evaluated using a set of criteria (impact on fishers, impact on resources, feasibility, cost to the government, and impact to the community). Feedback from the stakeholders was obtained through focus group discussions and in-depth personal interviews. The potentially viable options (fishing bans with and without safety nets, marine protected area, reduction in the number of municipal and commercial fishers, localization, and creation of a special management unit) were discussed. The use of a combination of options, rather than a single one, and the creation of a single management body, to be pilot tested in northern Iloilo, to implement any program of management in all portions of the Visayan Sea fishing ground and for all its fishers are recommended."

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