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Recent research findings related to the technology and socioeconomics of small-scale municipal fishermen in the Philippines and the "open-access" resources they exploit are reviewed. Evidence is provided of a trend towards overfishing of Philippine coastal waters, and of a willingness among fishermen to consider alternative activities to capture fishing.
Three working groups focussed on (1) the allocation of living resources; (2) the effects of extensions ofjurisdiction; (3) the problems of enforcement.