Review of the state of world marine capture fisheries management: Pacific Ocean

FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 488/1

Review of the state of world
marine capture fisheries
management: Pacific Ocean

Edited by
Cassandra De Young
Fishery Policy Analyst
Fisheries and Aquaculture Economics and Policy Division
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

Rome, 2007

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De Young, C. (ed.)
Review of the state of world marine capture fisheries management: Pacific Ocean.
FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 488/1. Rome, FAO. 2007. 170p.


During the first half of the 1990s, in response to the increasing concern about many of the worlds fisheries and following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), a number of international fisheries instruments provided an impetus for countries to strengthen their fisheries management. A key step in supporting such efforts is the development of more detailed, systematic and comparable information on fisheries environments and management trends. The State of World Marine Capture Fisheries Management Questionnaire was developed by FAO in 2004 to help meet this need. The results for the Pacific Ocean have been grouped by region and reported in this publication. Today, we are able to look back to see how countries responded, to examine whether more fisheries are managed, and to determine whether the management tools and strategies employed have improved the overall situation in marine capture fisheries. Trends in legal and administrative frameworks, management regimes and status of marine capture fisheries are analysed for twenty-nine countries in the Pacific Ocean and presented in this report and on the accompanying CD-ROM as an easy-to-read and informative reference for policy decision-makers, fishery managers and stakeholders.


Preparation of this document  (Download pdf 706 kb)

INTRODUCTION  (Download pdf 96 kb)

OVERVIEW Pacific Ocean  (Download pdf 470 kb – pdf 506 kb)

SUBREGIONAL REVIEW East Central Pacific Ocean  (Download pdf 172 kb)

SUBREGIONAL REVIEW Northeast Pacific Ocean  (Download pdf 151 kb)

SUBREGIONAL REVIEW Northeast Pacific Ocean  (Download pdf 249 kb)

SUBREGIONAL REVIEW Southeast Pacific Ocean  (Download pdf 115 kb)

SUBREGIONAL REVIEW Southwest Pacific Ocean   (Download pdf 200 kb)
Small Island Developing States

SUBREGIONAL REVIEW West Central Pacific Ocean  (Download pdf 246 kb)

    Australia (Pacific coast)  (Download pdf 299 kb)
    New Zealand

Eastern Central Pacific Ocean  (Download pdf 464 kb)
    Costa Rica (Pacific coast)
    El Salvador
    Guatemala (Pacific and Atlantic coasts)
    Honduras (Pacific coast)
    Mexico (Pacific coast)
    Nicaragua (Pacific coast)

Northeast Pacific Ocean  (Download pdf 735 kb)
    Canada (Pacific coast)
    United States of America (Western and Central Pacific Ocean)
    United States of America (Pacific coast)

Northeast Pacific Ocean  (Download pdf 638 kb – pdf 599 kb)
    Republic of Korea
    Russian Federation
    Taiwan Province of China

Southeast Pacific Ocean  (Download pdf 514 kb)
    Colombia (Pacific coast)

Southwest Pacific Ocean Small Island Developing States  (Download pdf 267 kb)
    Fiji Islands
    Micronesia (Federated States of)

West Central Pacific Ocean  (Download pdf 599 kb)
    Indonesia (Pacific and Indian coasts)
    Malaysia (Pacific and Indian coasts)
    Thailand (Pacific coast)
    Viet Nam

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