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Development programmes aimed at raising income levels of the half-million Philippine traditional municipal fishermen have emphasized production-oriented projects designed to up-grade vessels and gear. Review of recent biological, technical, and socio-economic research provides evidence that technology-based efforts have generally not been successful, and that the coastal resources fished by municipal fishermen are not as extensive as previously supposed.
The purpose of this monograph is to identify those areas of traditional fisheries research which have the greatest potential for contributing to the solution of problems facing traditional fishermen and their communities.
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.