Community based fisheries management in Solomon Islands

More than 80% of Solomon Islanders live in coastal communities, where fisheries and marine resources are critical sources of food, nutrition and income. To replenish dwindling fish stocks and ensure plentiful supplies for future generations, communities are developing fisheries management plans to control the use of marine resources.

This is part of a ‘community-based fisheries management’ approach that communities carry out themselves over their marine resources, recognizing that they are the owners and custodians of their oceans and coastlines.