Report on the FAO Workshop on Sea Cucumber Fisheries: An Ecosystem Approach to Management in the Pacific (SCEAM Pacific), Nadi, Fiji, 15–18 November 2011.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 1003

Report on the FAO Workshop on Sea Cucumber Fisheries:
An Ecosystem Approach to Management in the Pacific (SCEAM Pacific)
Nadi, Fiji, 15–18 November 2011






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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2012


ABSTRACT

FAO, 2012.
Report on the FAO Workshop on Sea Cucumber Fisheries: An Ecosystem Approach to Management in the Pacific (SCEAM Pacific), Nadi, Fiji, 15–18 November 2011.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 1003. Rome. 44p.

Widespread overfishing threatens the sustainability of sea cucumber fisheries and the important role they play in the livelihoods of coastal fishers. The SCEAM Pacific workshop was jointly funded and coordinated by the FAO, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and Southern Cross University in November 2011. The workshop brought together fishery managers from 13 Pacific island countries to foster improved management plans for PACIFIC sea cucumber fisheries. Seminars by the workshop facilitators presented contemporary fisheries science and new paradigms for management. Pre-workshop questionnaires, workgroup sessions and plenary discussions were used to help participants decide on appropriate objectives, regulatory measures and management actions for each fishery. The workshop outputs given in this report reveal the constraints and issues facing Pacific sea cucumber fisheries, and the proposed management changes and research priorities of the fishery managers.


Table of Contents

BACKGROUND

OBJECTIVES OF THE WORKSHOP

LINKS TO OTHER PROJECTS

ORGANIZATION OF THE WORKSHOP

 

Preparation

 

Scope

 

Strategies

PROGRAMME, VENUE AND PARTICIPANTS

 

Programme and venue

 

Participants

 

Facilitators

PRE-WORKSHOP FISHERY FORMS

 

Purpose

 

Results

TECHNICAL SEMINARS

WORKGROUP SESSIONS

 

Results from workgroup session

 

Results from workgroup session

 

Results from workgroup session

PLENARY SESSIONS

 

Day 1 – Indicators, ecosystem approach to fisheries, data in the Pacific

 

Day 1 – Biology, ecology and regulatory measures

 

Day 1 – Afternoon plenary on management actions

 

Day 2 – General management issues

 

Day 2 – Fishery objectives

 

Day 3 – Special session on enforcement in sea cucumber fisheries and trade

 

Day 4 – Management plans and legislation

 

Day 4 – Bringing it together into an ecosystem approach

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

WORKSHOP SATISFACTION SURVEYS

REFERENCES

ANNEXES

A. Workshop agenda

B. Workshop prospectus

C. Fishery data form

D. List of participants

E. Workshop satisfaction survey form

F. Workshop group photo


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