Trends in poverty and livelihoods in coastal fishing communities of Orissa State, India

FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 491

Socio-economic indicators in
integrated coastal zone and
community-based fisheries
management

Case studies from the Caribbean

Uwe Tietze
Fishing Technology Service
FAO Fisheries Department
Rome, Italy

Milton Haughton
Secretariat of the Caribbean Regional
  Fisheries Mechanism
Belize

Susana V. Siar
Fishing Technology Service
FAO Fisheries Department
Rome, Italy


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Tietze, U.; Haughton, M.; Siar, S.V. (eds.)
Socio-economic indicators in integrated coastal zone and community-based fisheries management Case studies from the Caribbean.
FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 491. Rome. FAO. 2006. 208p.

ABSTRACT

During 2004 and 2005, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), assisted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), carried out case studies in Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands on the consideration of socio-economic and demographic concerns in fisheries and coastal area management and planning. Among the needs identified in the case studies are: (i) assistance to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to identify and map boundaries of the coastal ecosystem; (ii) formulation of appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks within which management and conservation of fisheries and coastal resources can be effected; (iii) greater awareness of the need for collection and use of socio-economic and demographic indicators in fisheries and coastal resource management; (iv) building the capacity of stakeholder groups and training programmes to include social science in coastal resource management; (v) implementation of a subregional project for analysis of socio-economic and demographic data for use in planning, management and conservation of fisheries and coastal resources; (vi) countryspecific estimates of the economic and social contribution of the fisheries sector and individual fisheries to GDP; (vii) integration of socio-economic and demographic considerations into coastal area management and national fisheries management plans; (viii) information sharing on case studies in which socio-economic and demographic indicators have been integrated into fisheries and coastal planning and management; (ix) improvement of fisheries data systems to include relevant socio-economic and demographic data; and (x) identification of socio-economic costs and benefits of the development of a common fisheries regime within CARICOM.

In addition to these case studies undertaken in the Caribbean, a study team from the Caribbean carried out a comparative study on the use of demographic and socioeconomic information in coastal and fisheries management, planning and conservation in Malaysia and the Philippines.

The findings of these studies were reviewed by a regional workshop, held 1317 June 2005 in Trinidad and Tobago. Most workshop recommendations focus on actions to be taken by national governments, such as promoting the development of fishing communities through fishers and community-based organizations; review by each country of its legal framework and establishment of task forces comprised of government agencies, industry and other stakeholders; policy direction to promote economic and social development of fishing communities and community-based organizations and creation of fisheries development units under the fisheries departments.

Activities for follow-up by FAO include: (i) assistance in the development of materials on community-based fisheries management and the collection and use of socio-economic, demographic and cultural information for use by fisheries extension personnel and fishers organizations; and (ii) provision of technical advice on fisheries port development and management for and with the participation of coastal communities and major stakeholders.


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FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 491 pdf

Preparation of this document
Abstract
Contributors
Acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations

Introduction

PART I CASE STUDIES AND COMPARATIVE STUDY

CASE STUDY BELIZE
1 Consideration of socio-economic and demographic concerns in
    fisheries and coastal area management and planning in Belize
CASE STUDY DOMINICA
2 Consideration of socio-economic and demographic concerns in
    fisheries and coastal area management and planning in Dominica
CASE STUDY JAMAICA
3 Consideration of socio-economic and demographic concerns in
    fisheries and coastal area management and planning in Jamaica
CASE STUDY SAINT LUCIA
4 Consideration of socio-economic and demographic concerns in
    fisheries and coastal area management and planning in Saint Lucia
CASE STUDY TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
5 Consideration of socio-economic and demographic concerns in
    fisheries and coastal area management and planning in Trinidad
    and Tobago
CASE STUDY TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
6 Consideration of socio-economic and demographic concerns in
    fisheries and coastal area management and planning in the Turks
    and Caicos Islands
CASE STUDY TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
4 Consideration of socio-economic and demographic concerns in
    fisheries and coastal area management and planning in Saint Lucia
COMPARATIVE STUDY MALAYSIA AND THE PHILIPPINESpdf
Comparative study on the use of demographic and socio-economic
  information in coastal and fisheries management, planning and
  conservation in Malaysia and the Philippines
PART 2 REPORT OF THE FAO/CRFM/MALMR REGIONAL WORKSHOP
ON THE COLLECTION OF DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION ON COASTAL
FISHING COMMUNITIES AND ITS USE IN COMMUNITY-BASED FISHERIES
AND INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN


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