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A novel participatory catch monitoring approach: The Vanuatu experience

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper presents the preliminary experiences of implementing a participatory catch monitoring programme in Vanuatu. The

    monitoring programme utilises a mixed-methods approach, involving photo identification combined with qualitative and quantitative

    surveys. It was designed to be efficient, inclusive, and implementable with domestic resources and capacity. It puts local participation

    front and centre to strengthen and foster people’s engagement in fisheries management. As such, the programme attaches itself

    to larger sets of ongoing activities under community-based fisheries management practices. Although preliminary, the findings of the

    first round of data collection reveal highly diverse catches and new fishing techniques, and have facilitated community discussions

    wherein previous anecdotal evidence of management impact were both supported and challenged.

UOW Authors


  •   Sami, Abel (external author)
  •   Neihapi, Pita (external author)
  •   Koran, Douglas (external author)
  •   Malverus, Vasemaca (external author)
  •   Ephraim, Regina (external author)
  •   Sokach, Ada (external author)
  •   Joy, Lucy (external author)
  •   Li, Owen H.
  •   Steenbergen, Dirk

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Sami, A., Neihapi, P., Koran, D., Malverus, V., Ephraim, R., Sokach, A., Joy, L., Li, O. H. & Steenbergen, D. J. (2020). A novel participatory catch monitoring approach: The Vanuatu experience. SPC Fisheries Newsletter, (162 May-August), 39-45.

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 39

End Page


  • 45

Issue


  • 162 May-August

Place Of Publication


  • New Caledonia

Abstract


  • This paper presents the preliminary experiences of implementing a participatory catch monitoring programme in Vanuatu. The

    monitoring programme utilises a mixed-methods approach, involving photo identification combined with qualitative and quantitative

    surveys. It was designed to be efficient, inclusive, and implementable with domestic resources and capacity. It puts local participation

    front and centre to strengthen and foster people’s engagement in fisheries management. As such, the programme attaches itself

    to larger sets of ongoing activities under community-based fisheries management practices. Although preliminary, the findings of the

    first round of data collection reveal highly diverse catches and new fishing techniques, and have facilitated community discussions

    wherein previous anecdotal evidence of management impact were both supported and challenged.

UOW Authors


  •   Sami, Abel (external author)
  •   Neihapi, Pita (external author)
  •   Koran, Douglas (external author)
  •   Malverus, Vasemaca (external author)
  •   Ephraim, Regina (external author)
  •   Sokach, Ada (external author)
  •   Joy, Lucy (external author)
  •   Li, Owen H.
  •   Steenbergen, Dirk

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Sami, A., Neihapi, P., Koran, D., Malverus, V., Ephraim, R., Sokach, A., Joy, L., Li, O. H. & Steenbergen, D. J. (2020). A novel participatory catch monitoring approach: The Vanuatu experience. SPC Fisheries Newsletter, (162 May-August), 39-45.

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 39

End Page


  • 45

Issue


  • 162 May-August

Place Of Publication


  • New Caledonia