Tenure and Fishing Rights 2018


Please find below some publications elaborating on the topic of tenure and rights-based approaches in fisheries. Please kindly click on the title in order to be directed to the publication. Please note that the list below is non-exhaustive. 


FAO. 2019. Report of the Friends of User Rights 2019 Meeting (Four19). Borgo di Tragliata, Italy, 11–14 February 2019


FAO. 2016. Report of Tenure and Fishing Rights 2015: A global forum on rights-based approaches for fisheries, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 23-27 March 2015. Rome, Italy.


FAO. 2015.  Proceedings of the Workshop on the Governance of Tenure in Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Republic of Korea.  21–23 June 2011 Seoul, Republic of Korea.


FAO. 2014. Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Securities and Poverty Eradication. Rome. 26 p.


FAO. 2013. Implementing improved tenure governance in fisheries- A technical guide to support the implementation of the voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security. Preliminary version, September 2013. Rome. 71 p. 


FAO. 2012. Voluntary Guidelines for Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security Rome. 42 p.


FAO. 2011. Report of the FAO Workshop on Governance of Tenure for Responsible Capture Fisheries. Rome, 4–6 July 2011. Rome, Italy.


Metzner, R., Isokawa, D., Liu, Y., Wells, F. 2010. Sharing the Fish '06: Allocation issues in fisheries management. Fremantle, Western Australia, 27 February–2 March 2006. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings. No. 15. Rome, FAO. 253p.


FAO. 2009. The Code of Conduct for responsible fisheries and indigenous peoples: An Operational Guide. Rome. 48 p.


Westlund, L.; Holvoet, K.; Kébé, M. (eds) Achieving poverty reduction through responsible fisheries. Lessons from West and Central Africa. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No. 513. Rome, FAO. 2008. 168 p.

FAO. 2008. Case studies in fisheries self-governance. Townsend, R., Shotton, R. & Uchida, H. (eds). FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 504.


FAO. 2007. Making global governance work for small-scale fisheries. New Directions in Fisheries – A Series of Policy Briefs on Development Issues, No. 09. FAO, Rome. 16 pp.

FAO. 2007. Increasing the contribution of small-scale fisheries to poverty alleviation and food security. Béné, C.; Macfadyen, G.; Allison, E.H. Series title: FAO Fisheries Technical Paper - T481. 

FAO. 2007. Fishing Capacity Management and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in Asia. RAP Publication 2007/16. FAO, Rome.


FAO. 2006. Report of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization and FAO National Stakeholders'Workshops on Fishing Effort and Capacity on Lake Victoria. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report No. 818. Mukono, Uganda. 


FAO. 2005. Reducing fisherfolk's vulnerability leads to responsible fisheries. SFLP New Directions in Fisheries. A Series of Policy Briefs on Development Issues - No.01.

FAO. 2005. Increasing the contribution of small-scale fisheries to poverty alleviation and food security. FAOSeries title: FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries  - No.10.

FAO. 2005. Policy and legislative frameworks for co-management. G. Macfadyen, P. Cacaud & P, Kuemlangan. FAO/ Fishcode Review No. 17. Rome, FAO. 2005. 51p. 

FAO. 2005. Overcoming factors of unsustainability and overexploitation in fisheries: selected papers on issues and approaches. FAO/Japan Government Cooperative Programme. FAO Fisheries Report No. 782.


FAO. 2004. Report of the Expert Consultation on the Role of Small-scale Fisheries in Poverty Alleviation and Food Security. FAOSeries title: FAO Fisheries Report - R749.

FAO. 2004. Creating legal space for community-based fisheries and customary marine tenure in the Pacific: issues and opportunities. Blaise Kuemlangan. Fishcode Review No 7. FAO, Rome. 

FAO. 2004. The conservation and management of shared fish stocks: legal and economic aspects. G. Munro, A. van Houtte & R. Willmann. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper - 465.

FAO. 2004. Legislating for property rights in fisheries. Christine Stewart. FAO Legislative Study 83. FAO, Rome. 


FAO. 2002. Report of the Expert Consultation on Catalysing the Transition away from Overcapacity in Marine Capture Fisheries. FAO Fisheries Report No. 691. FAO, Rome. 

FAO. 2002. Report of the Workshop on the Harmonization of Marine Fisheries Policy within Coastal Countries of the Southern African Development Community. Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania, 24-27 July 2001. FAO Fisheries Report. No. 662. Rome, FAO. 136p.

Seilert, H.E.W., ed. 2002. Interactive mechanisms for small-scale fisheries management: Report of the regional consultation. FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand. RAP Publication 2002/10, 153 pp.


FAO. 2001. Case studies on the allocation of transferable quota rights in fisheries. Edited by Shotton, R. (FAO). FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 411.

FAO. 2001. Case Studies on the Effects of Transferable Fishing Rights. Edited by Shotton, R. (FAO). FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 412.

FAO. 2001. Understanding the cultures of fishing communities: a key to fisheries management and food security. McGoodwin, J.R. Series title: FAO Fisheries Technical Paper  - T401.


FAO. 2000. Sustainable contribution of fisheries to food security. FAO. Series title: RAP Publication - 2000/23.

FAO. 2000. State of Fisheries and Aquaculture 2000: FAO flagship publication including information on rights-based approaches in fisheries. 

FAO. 2000. The Use of Fixed Gear as a Basis for Property Rights Management. Use of property rights in fisheries management: Proceedings of the Fishrights99 conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, 11-19 November 1999. F.T. Christy (Author) in Shotton, R. (Ed.). FAO Fisheries Technical Paper, No.404/1. FAO, Rome.


FAO. 1999. Common Property Rights: An Alternative to ITQs. Use of property rights in fisheries management: Proceedings of the Fishrights99 conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, 11-19 November 1999. F.T Christy (Author) in Shotton, R. (ed.). FAO Fisheries Technical Paper, No.404/2. FAO, Rome.


FAO. 1997. Individual quota management in fisheries: methodologies for determining catch quotas and initial quota allocations. G.R. Morgan. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 371. FAO, Rome. 

Christy, F.T. 1997. The Development and Management of Marine Fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean Washington. Washington, D.C. July 1997 - No. ENV-110. 


Christy, F.T. 1996. The Death Rattle of Open Access and the Advent of Property Rights Regimes in Fisheries. Marine Resource Economics, Volume 11:287–304.  


FAO. 1994. A Guide to the Literature on Traditional Community-based Fishery Management in the Asia-Pacific Tropics. K. Ruddle. Fisheries Circular No. 869, FIPP/C869. Rome, FAO. 114 pp.

Morris, M.J., Hotta, M., Atapattu, A.R. 1994. Report and Proceedings of the Sri Lanka/ FAO National Workshop on Community-Based Fisheries Management. Colombo, 3 - 5 October 1994, Madras. BOBP, Report No. 72, pp 237.


FAO. 1993. Marine Fisheries and the Law of the Sea: A Decade of Change (F.T. Christy & FAO staff). A Special Chapter (revised) of The State of Food and Agriculture, 1992, FAO Fisheries Circular No. 853. FAO, Rome.


FAO. 1992. Territorial use rights and economic efficiency: the case of the Philippine fishing concessions. I. R. Smith & T. Panayotou Series title: FAO Fisheries Technical Paper  - T 245.

FAO. 1992. FAO/ Japan Consultation on the Development of the Community-Based Coastal Fishery Management Systems for Asia and the Pacific. Kobe, Japan, 8 - 12 June. FAO Fisheries Report - R474, Suppl. 1 - 2. 


FAO. 1990. Options for the Management of Tuna Fisheries in the Indian Ocean. F.T Christy & William Burke. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 315. 


FAO. 1988. Malaysia: Proposal for Matang Area Fisheries Management Scheme. A Report prepared for the Pilot Management Project for Fisheries. F.T.Christy, D.J. Staples and K.Ruddle. Technical Cooperation Programme. FAO, Rome. 80 pp. 

FAO. 1988. Studies on the role of fishermen's organizations in fisheries management. Fishermen's organizations and their role in fisheries management: theoretical considerations and experiences from industrialized countries. Rognvaldur Hannesson & John Kurien. Series title: FAO Fisheries Technical Paper - T 300.


FAO. 1987. Administration and conflict management in Japanese coastal fisheries. K. Ruddle. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper (273). 93p.


FAO. 1983. Report of the Expert Consultation on the regulation of fishing effort (fishing mortality). Rome, 17–26 January 1983. A preparatory meeting for the FAO World Conference on fisheries management and development. FAO Fish.Rep., (289). 34p.


FAO. 1982. Territorial use rights in marine fisheries: definitions and conditions. F.T. Christy. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper T 227. 


FAO. 1980. Some Problems of the management of shared stocks. J.A. Gulland. Series Title: FAO Fisheries Technical Paper - T 206.


Christy, F.T. 1977. Transitions in the Management and Distribution of International Fisheries. Reprinted from "Restructuring Ocean Regimes: Implications of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, edited by Edward Miles. In International Organization Volume 31, Number 2.


Property Rights in the World Ocean; Natural Resources Journal, 695.


Christy, F.T. 1974. Disparate Fisheries: Problems for the Law of the Sea Conference and Beyond. Ocean Development and International Law Journal Volume 1, Number 4. 


Fisherman Quotas: A Tentative Suggestion for Domestic Management. Law of the Sea Institute, University of Rhode Island. Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Arrangements: A Test of the Species Approach.Ocean Development and International Law Journal Volume 1, Number 1.


Christy, F.T. 1972. Fisheries Management and the Law of the Sea. In Organization for Economic Co-operation and development (OECD), Economic Aspects of Fish Production, International Symposium on Fisheries Economics, OECD, Paris.


FAO. 1969. Fisheries Management and the limitation of fishing. J.A. Gulland. Series Title: FAO Fisheries Technical Paper - T 92. 


Christy, F.T., Scott, A. 1965. The Common Wealth of the Ocean Fisheries. Resources for the Future INC. Maryland: John Hopkins Press, London: Oxford University Press.