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Title Managing sea cucumber fisheries with an ecosystem approach
Abstract Sea cucumbers are important resources for coastal livelihoods in more than 40 countries. Sadly, widespread overexploitation of wild stocks risks biodiversity loss and the long-term viability of fisheries. Spawned from an FAO international workshop of experts, this document presents a “roadmap” to guide fishery managers in choosing appropriate regulatory measures and management actions for sea cucumber fisheries. It elaborates on their use, limitations and modes of implementation, with Examples and lessons learned from various fisheries. Achieving sustainable management of sea cucumber fisheries requires an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF), precautionary regulations, improved enforcement and stronger commitment of fishery managers and policy-makers.
Year 2010
Job Number I1384/E
Format Book (electronic)
Infotype Best Practice;
AGROVOC Demersal fisheries; Lagoon fisheries; Benthos; Intertidal environment; Artisanal fisheries; Fisheries; Overfishing; Marine environment; Resource depletion; Information dissemination; Coastal fisheries; Fisheries development; Fishery management; Stock assessment; Aquaculture;
Subject Enabling environment for markets to improve livelihoods