Ghana coastal fisheries governance dialogue: Presentations, discussions and outcomes from a stakeholder forum on issues for reforming governance of Ghana’s coastal fisheries

This meeting, the second national Fisheries Governance Dialogue, aimed to help stakeholders in the fisheries sector generate a shared understanding of critical lessons and pathways for fisheries co-management success in Ghana. This was a direct response to the call from both fisheries communities and the government of Ghana for a radical change from the way fisheries resources are currently being managed.

Communication strategies for managing coastal fisheries conflicts in Bangladesh

Fisheries management involves balancing the competing demands of different users of fishery resources. Conflicts among fisheries stakeholders arise due to differences in power, interests, values, priorities, and manner of resource exploitation. Conflicts also emanate from institutional failures in managing fisheries and enforcing laws and regulations. Effective targeted communication has a key role to play in managing conflicts between fisheries stakeholders.

Participatory action research on climate risk management, Bangladesh

The rural populations of southern Bangladesh are some of the most vulnerable communities in the world to the future impacts of climate change. They are particularly at risk from floods, waterlogged soils, and increasing salinity of both land and water. The objective of this project was to analyze the vulnerability of people in four villages that are experiencing different levels of soil salinity.

A summary of the catch, fishing effort data and species composition collected by the DA/BFAR-ICLARM Small Pelagic Management Project.

Catch, fishing effort, catch composition and species composition of small pelagic landings were monitored at six sites in the Philippines between 1987 to 1988. This data volume presents total monthly catch and fishing effort plus catch composition for all gears monitored over this period. Since commercial fishing vessels of a single type may vary greatly in gross tonnage, percentage contribution to the catches by different tonnage classes are given separately.

ReefBase 2000: Improving policies for sustainable management of coral reefs.

ReefBase 2000 is the fourth update of ReefBase. It reflects the growing awareness that reefs are not just physical resource entities, but dynamic systems providing ongoing benefits to human society. This version of database covers approximately 10,000 reefs and provides information on reef related stresses, threats, management initiatives, harvests, mariculture and coastal tourism. Socioeconomic significance of coral reefs is also taken into consideration. ReefBase 2000 presents a menu margin that allows user to move from one feature to another.

Development and management of cockle Anadara granosa culture in Malaysia.

The main objectives of this project are to provide guidelines for the effective management and development of natural cockle seed resources and their future conservation to supply an expanding cockle industry. To assess the potential for etpansion of the cockle culture industry by improving production from existing culture beds and by establishing culture beds in new areas.

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