Report of the Expert Consultation on the Marking of Fishing Gear
FAO Fisheries Circular No. 869

A guide to the literature on traditional community-based fishery management in the Asia-Pacific tropics

by
Kenneth Ruddle
International Resources Managemenet Institute
Matsugaoka-cho 11-20
Nishinomiya-shi
Hyogo-ken 662
Japan




FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Roma, 1994

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Ruddle , K.
A guide to the literature on traditional community-based fishery management in the Asia-Pacific tropics
FAO Fisheries Circular. No.869. Rome, FAO, 1994, 114p.

ABSTRACT

This Circular is a guide to the literature on traditional fisheries management systems in the Asia-Pacific tropics. The introductory section discusses the geographical distributions of such systems, their principal characteristics including authority, rights, rules, and monitoring, accountability and enforcement. It notes that information on these systems is fragmentatry and much remains anecdotal and unsynthesized. It calls for greater research efforts on these systems and highlights some major research issues including the nature of management boundaries and the traditional ecological knowledge base. The main body of the Circular provides, on a country by country basis, a summary of the present knowledge on traditional management systems of marine and estuarine fisheries in the Asia-Pacific tropics based on the literature available to the author.


CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION: DISTRIBUTION, CHARACTERISTICS AND RESEARCH NEEDS pdf

The Geographical Distribution of Systems

The Principal Organizational Characteristics of Traditional Community-based Fisheries Management Systems

Major Research Issues for the Asia-Pacific Region

SOUTH ASIA pdf


SOUTHEAST ASIA pdf MELANESIA pdf MICRONESIA pdf POLYNESIA pdf