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Developing participatory monitoring of community fisheries in Kiribati and Vanuatu

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Securing a sustainable supply of coastal fish has been prioritised

    by national governments in a series of regional policy

    statements, notably the Vava’u Declaration (2007),5 The

    Apia Policy,6 the Melanesian Spearhead Group’s Roadmap

    for inshore fisheries management and sustainable development

    2014–2023,7 the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s

    Framework for a Pacific Oceanscape,8 and the 2014 Palau

    Declaration – The Ocean: Life and Future.9

    A major milestone in giving effect to these aspirations came

    in 2015 with the publication of “A New Song for Coastal

    Fisheries – Pathways to Change: The Noumea Strategy”

    (the New Song Strategy),10 and the workshops that led to

    its release. In the five years since the publication of the New

    Song, coastal fisheries are now firmly on national agendas,

    and there is increasing investment in national programmes

    to support policy and management. In Kiribati and Vanuatu,

    for example, roadmaps have been developed to operationalise

    the visions provided in the New Song and in

    national fisheries and development documents (MFMRD

    2019; VFD 2019).

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Andrew, N., Campbell, B., Delisle, A., Li, O., Neihapi, P., Nikiari, B., Sami, A., Steenbergen, D. & Uriam, T. (2020). Developing participatory monitoring of community fisheries in Kiribati and Vanuatu. SPC Fisheries Newsletter, (162 May-August), 32-38.

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 32

End Page


  • 38

Issue


  • 162 May-August

Place Of Publication


  • New Caledonia

Abstract


  • Securing a sustainable supply of coastal fish has been prioritised

    by national governments in a series of regional policy

    statements, notably the Vava’u Declaration (2007),5 The

    Apia Policy,6 the Melanesian Spearhead Group’s Roadmap

    for inshore fisheries management and sustainable development

    2014–2023,7 the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s

    Framework for a Pacific Oceanscape,8 and the 2014 Palau

    Declaration – The Ocean: Life and Future.9

    A major milestone in giving effect to these aspirations came

    in 2015 with the publication of “A New Song for Coastal

    Fisheries – Pathways to Change: The Noumea Strategy”

    (the New Song Strategy),10 and the workshops that led to

    its release. In the five years since the publication of the New

    Song, coastal fisheries are now firmly on national agendas,

    and there is increasing investment in national programmes

    to support policy and management. In Kiribati and Vanuatu,

    for example, roadmaps have been developed to operationalise

    the visions provided in the New Song and in

    national fisheries and development documents (MFMRD

    2019; VFD 2019).

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Andrew, N., Campbell, B., Delisle, A., Li, O., Neihapi, P., Nikiari, B., Sami, A., Steenbergen, D. & Uriam, T. (2020). Developing participatory monitoring of community fisheries in Kiribati and Vanuatu. SPC Fisheries Newsletter, (162 May-August), 32-38.

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 32

End Page


  • 38

Issue


  • 162 May-August

Place Of Publication


  • New Caledonia