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Legislating for a New Song: Ensuring effective and up-to-date coastal fisheries laws in the Pacific Region

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The significant benefits derived by Pacific Island countries

    and territories (PICTs) from oceanic fisheries are already

    recognised in well-developed laws and policies designed

    to assist PICTs in harnessing the value of commercial tuna

    fisheries (Gillett 2016). However, to date, coastal fisheries

    have received far less attention from governments. This is

    despite the fact that nearshore fisheries play a critical role

    in many local communities, make a substantial contribution

    to household income and food security and are declining in

    many PICTs under the dual pressures of growing populations

    and unsustainable fishing activities (Charlton et al.

    2016; Gillett and Cartwright 2010).

Authors


  •   Davis, Ruth A.
  •   Gourlie, Don (external author)
  •   Govan, Hugh (external author)
  •   Marshman, James (external author)
  •   Hanich, Quentin

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Davis, R., Gourlie, D., Govan, H., Marshman, J. & Hanich, Q. (2017). Legislating for a New Song: Ensuring effective and up-to-date coastal fisheries laws in the Pacific Region. Fisheries Newsletter, 153 36-39.

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 36

End Page


  • 39

Volume


  • 153

Place Of Publication


  • New Caledonia

Abstract


  • The significant benefits derived by Pacific Island countries

    and territories (PICTs) from oceanic fisheries are already

    recognised in well-developed laws and policies designed

    to assist PICTs in harnessing the value of commercial tuna

    fisheries (Gillett 2016). However, to date, coastal fisheries

    have received far less attention from governments. This is

    despite the fact that nearshore fisheries play a critical role

    in many local communities, make a substantial contribution

    to household income and food security and are declining in

    many PICTs under the dual pressures of growing populations

    and unsustainable fishing activities (Charlton et al.

    2016; Gillett and Cartwright 2010).

Authors


  •   Davis, Ruth A.
  •   Gourlie, Don (external author)
  •   Govan, Hugh (external author)
  •   Marshman, James (external author)
  •   Hanich, Quentin

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Davis, R., Gourlie, D., Govan, H., Marshman, J. & Hanich, Q. (2017). Legislating for a New Song: Ensuring effective and up-to-date coastal fisheries laws in the Pacific Region. Fisheries Newsletter, 153 36-39.

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 36

End Page


  • 39

Volume


  • 153

Place Of Publication


  • New Caledonia