Community fishery resources management on Malalison Island, Philippines: R & D framework, interventions, and policy implications
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In 1991, the Aquaculture Department of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center launched a community-based fishery resources management project on Malalison Island, in central Philippines, to help conserve the country's marine resources and to help the fisherfolk rise above their poverty. The eight-year project integrated various disciplines in biology, economics, sociology, public administration, and engineering in its study of fishery resources and fishing communities and in evolving intervention strategies for resource conservation and management, and for community development. The project's most important accomplishment was the inculcation among the fisherfolk of the importance of resource conservation and management. The most important lesson learned was that an enlightened and empowered fisherfolk could be effective managers and responsible users of fishery resources.
Suggested CitationAgbayani, R. F., Baticados, D. B., & Siar, S. B. (2000). Community fishery resources management on Malalison Island, Philippines: R & D framework, interventions, and policy implications.
Aquaculture; Aquaculture development; Aquaculture enterprises; Artisanal fishing; Coastal zone management; Developing countries; Economics; Fishery management; Fishery resources; Institutional resources; Living resources; Marine fisheries; Political aspects; Sociological aspects; Tropical environment; Philippines; Philippines, Panay I., Antique, Culasi, Malalison I.; Community-based fishery resources management; Interdisciplinary research; Policies
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