An account is given of the fisheries development and management in the Philippines.
Since the late 1980’s various forms of fisheries co-management initiatives have been implemented in some of the major fisheries in Zambia. The reasons for instituting co-management arrangements have been varied and have ranged from the need to control the influx of immigrant fishermen to the desire to encourage the use of legal fishing gear. This paper looks at the manner that co-management has evolved in three fisheries namely Lake Kariba, Lake Bangweulu and the Mweru-Luapula fisheries. It shows that after more than 10 years of co-management the results are still mixed.
In 1971, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (UPM) was established to provide training in agricultural and related sciences. It was the result of a merger between the College of Agriculture, Malaya (which offered diploma courses from 1931) and the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Malaya (which started degree programs in 1959. This article gives an account of its history and contribution to the fishery and aquaculture in the country.
This analysis is an output of Sub-Saharan Fish Trade in a Changing Climate, a World Bank–funded study conducted in 2010–2011 by WorldFish. Its overall objective is to develop an understanding of the supply and demand for low-value, regionally and domestically traded fish, which are important in the diets of lower-income urban and rural consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa, to inform cooperation on trade and food security and projection of regional trends in supply and demand for food fish.
The Republic of Kiribati is a vast South Pacific island group with one of the largest exclusive economic zones (EEZs) in the world. Kiribati waters support a wealth of marine fisheries activities. These activities occur in oceanic, coastal and inshore environments and range from large, foreign, industrial-scale oceanic fishing operations to small-scale, domestic, inshore subsistence fisheries, aquaculture and recreational fisheries.
Tracking down fisheries references and retrieving them are often no simple matter in Southeast Asia. Here we present some of the pitfalls and solutions. The story is fictional, of course, but the events have all been experienced more than once.
Fisheries aid in developing countries is discussed briefly, considering small-scale fisheries and aquaculture, and also examining who provides and who receives the aid.
Evaluating the management effectiveness of marine protected areas (MPAs) has been a continuing challenge in marine conservation in the tropics. This paper describes the process involved, the chosen indicators and the selected results of the evaluation of management effectiveness of three MPAs in the Calamianes Islands, Palawan Province, Philippines. The evaluation was a participatory process that involved several institutions: academe, an externally-funded project, local governments, national government agencies and research organizations.
This report summarizes the results of a systematic effort to explore possible futures for aquaculture and fisheries in Indonesia. The work described is part of a larger effort that seeks to develop a shared vision for the sectors that 1) aligns public and private investments to foster growth and economic sustainability; 2) reduces environmental impacts and improves efficiency; 3) increases access by small and medium enterprises to the financial and technical assistance necessary to transition to more sustainable practices.
This chapter reviews and assesses current empirical evidence of marine protected area (MPA) effects on fisheries. First, we briefly describe the mechanisms by which MPAs may affect fisheries. Second, we synthesize empirical evidence of those effects, essentially transfer of exploitable biomass from MPAs to fished areas and ensuing changes in catch and effort patterns. Lastly, we discuss this evidence, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of MPAs for fisheries management based on current empirical knowledge.