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Scaling-out community-based marine resource governance in Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Vanuatu

Report


Type Of Work


  • Report

Abstract


  • For coastal people of Solomon Islands, inshore fisheries and marine resources supply daily protein and serve as one of the few sources of cash. But people are simply catching too many fish. The broad threats facing the country, such as climate change and rapid population growth, are particularly relevant to the future of inshore fisheries. Continued degradation of fisheries impinges on food security and political stability in the country, and no other production sector can fill the shortfall in the foreseeable future. The Government of Solomon Islands has initiated a strategy to sustain inshore fisheries as a crucial plank to bridge the predicted shortfall in fish supply. This project is contributing to a broad program of work to transform the coastal fisheries of Solomon Islands and, beyond that, initiate similar processes in Kiribati and Vanuatu.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Schwarz, A., Cohen, P., Delisle, A., Andrew, N. L. & Hanich, Q. A. (2015). Scaling-out community-based marine resource governance in Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Vanuatu. Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. http://aciar.gov.au/project/fis/2010/056

Url


  • http://aciar.gov.au/project/fis/2010/056

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Type Of Work


  • Report

Abstract


  • For coastal people of Solomon Islands, inshore fisheries and marine resources supply daily protein and serve as one of the few sources of cash. But people are simply catching too many fish. The broad threats facing the country, such as climate change and rapid population growth, are particularly relevant to the future of inshore fisheries. Continued degradation of fisheries impinges on food security and political stability in the country, and no other production sector can fill the shortfall in the foreseeable future. The Government of Solomon Islands has initiated a strategy to sustain inshore fisheries as a crucial plank to bridge the predicted shortfall in fish supply. This project is contributing to a broad program of work to transform the coastal fisheries of Solomon Islands and, beyond that, initiate similar processes in Kiribati and Vanuatu.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Schwarz, A., Cohen, P., Delisle, A., Andrew, N. L. & Hanich, Q. A. (2015). Scaling-out community-based marine resource governance in Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Vanuatu. Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. http://aciar.gov.au/project/fis/2010/056

Url


  • http://aciar.gov.au/project/fis/2010/056

Place Of Publication


  • Australia