Community-based adaptive resource management in Solomon Islands: lessons learned

This brief presents a review of lessons learned and good practices in developing management plans within the context of community based resource management (CBRM) in Solomon Islands. The lessons are based on work done by the WorldFish Center, the Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI) and the Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources.

Implementing resilience management: lessons from fishing communities in the Niger basin

Small inland fisheries are important to the livelihoods of the poor in Africa, contributing both food security and income to millions of households living near freshwater lakes, reservoirs, rivers and floodplains. These inland fisheries have complex exploitation systems with large numbers of fishers operating in the informal sector. These systems are highly vulnerable to external disturbance, making them extremely difficult to assess and manage.

Improved fisheries productivity and management in tropical reservoirs

The objective of the project was to contribute to the current research on reservoirs enhancement fisheries in tropical countries through the implementation of a series of action-research activities implemented in two small reservoirs in the Indo-Gangetic basin in India, and two very large reservoirs in Africa, the Lake Nasser (Egypt), and the Volta Lake (Ghana). Socio-institutional analyses were also conducted in these reservoirs to improve our knowledge regarding some of the main social processes that influence reservoir productivity.

Broodstock management status and some suggestions to control negative selection and inbreeding in hatchery stocks in Bangladesh

The freshwater river systems and floodplains of Bangladesh are the breeding grounds for 13 endemic species of carps and barbs and a large number of other fish species, including a number of exotic carps and other species that have been introduced for aquaculture. Since 1967, breeding of endemic and exotic aquaculture species for seed producton through hypophysation techniques has become a common practice.

Policy, planning and management at the land-water interface

Historically, land and water management within many coastal deltas has focused on the exclusion of saline water flows that move upstream from the coast. However, this approach fails to recognize the diversity of rural livelihoods and ecosystems in coastal deltaic areas, the environmental consequences of altering natural saline water flows and the emergence of new activities such as shrimp farming that require brackish water.

How to conduct an integrated wetland assessment

This chapter provides a 'how to' guide for practically applying the integrated approach to a wetland assessment. It separates the assessment activities into three stages (preparation; field assessment and analysis; presentation and engagement) and eleven component steps. It gives recommendations based on our experience of using the toolkit in the two case studies presented in Section III.

Technical assistance on hatchery research for coastal aquaculture development in Sabah, Malaysia: a cooperative project between the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), Manila, Philippines and the Ministry of...

On 22 January 1982, the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Development of Sabah, Malaysia (MAFD), signed a Memorandum of Agreement to cooperate and assist each other in research and development projects related to fisheries and aquaculture development. Both parties recognized the tremendous potential for coastal aquaculture development along Sabah's extensive and relatively unpolluted coastline.

Challenges to taxonomic information management: how to deal with changes in scientific names

Scientific names in taxonomic works become invalid at a rate of about 5-10% per decade during the first fifty years after their publication. Because of these changes, and because of current indexing practices, searches in bibliographic databases find only a subset of relevant publications. Several solutions to these problems are presented, notably the Species 2000 initiative and a new indexing method for bibliographic services.

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