By Pomeroy, R. S., Rivera-Guieb, R. (Eds.)

ISBN-10: 0851990886

ISBN-13: 9780851990880

ISBN-10: 1552501841

ISBN-13: 9781552501849

This guide describes the method of community-based fishery co-management from its starting, via implementation, to turnover to the neighborhood. It offers principles, tools, recommendations, actions, checklists, examples, questions and symptoms for the making plans and implementation of a technique of community-based co-management. It specializes in small-scale fisheries (freshwater, floodplain, estuarine or marine) in constructing nations, yet is additionally suitable to small-scale fisheries in constructed international locations and to the administration of alternative coastal assets (such as coral reefs, mangroves, sea grass and wetlands). This instruction manual is meant for source managers, practitioners, lecturers and scholars of small-scale fisheries. The publication has 14 chapters and a subject matter index. on hand In Print

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Various interests and stakeholders are brought together to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the resource. 10. Since the community is involved in the formulation and implementation of co-management measures, a higher degree of acceptability, legitimacy and compliance to plans and regulations can be expected. 11. Community members can enforce standards of behaviour more effectively than bureaucracies can. 12. Increased communication and understanding among all concerned can minimize social conflict and maintain or improve social cohesion in the community.

Some implementation activities may finish and enter a post-implementation phase while at the same time new implementation activities are being initiated. 1. ‘Beginnings’ or pre-implementation The pre-implementation phase may start when fishers and other stakeholders recognize a resource(s) problem that may threaten their livelihood, income, and/or social and community structure. This is especially true where the resource users are highly dependent on a resource(s), availability of the resource(s) is uncertain or limited, and the users are highly identified with their fishing area.

Different types of stakeholders may be distinguished using some considerations and criteria, which include: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Existing rights to marine and coastal resources; Continuity of relationship to resource (resident fisher versus migratory fisher); Unique knowledge and skills for the management of the resources at stake; Losses and damage incurred in the management process; Historical and cultural relations to the resources; Degree of economic and social reliance on the resources; Degree of effort and interest in management; Equity in the access to the resources and the distribution of benefits from their use; Compatibility of the interests and activities of the stakeholders; Present or potential impact of the activities of the stakeholders on the resource base (Borrini-Feyerabend, 1997).

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