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The working together of the Solomon Islands and Japan on tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis ) industrialization requires cooperation and mutual trust. This must be based on an understanding of history and everchanging socioeconomic climates, which may be obtained from case studies such as that currently being funded by ICLARM and the Rockefeller Foundation on the South Pacific tuna industrialization.
The author gives an account of mangroves ecosystem in the region and how it relates to fisheries.
Sixteen papers are presented on existing and proposed designs for hulls and engines of Pacific Island small-scale fishing craft. No single design is adaptable for use throughout the Pacific. The selection of designs and engines should be based on least input of petroleum products. Consideration should be given to standardizing engine models to simplify repairs. A consultative design group is proposed to test combinations of hulls and propulsion systems.