Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries
in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication

Marine Protected Areas: Interactions with Fishery Livelihoods and Food Security

Documents
01/07/2017

Issue Paper

This document explores experiences with aquatic protected areas building on work presented at the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) held in Sydney, Australia, on 12–19 November 2014, in the context of livelihoods and food security. It includes: (i) ten papers reporting on the interface of MPA/protected areas with livelihoods and food security, based on case studies in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania; (ii) an eleventh contribution providing a more general overview of MPAs and food security and how to assess their impact; and (iii) a final paper synthesizing the conclusions of the papers and discussing the observed outcomes of aquatic PAs, together with problems and solutions.

Published: 2017
Publisher: FAO/IUCN/CEM/FEG/EBOD
Keywords:
Aquaculture, Biodiversity, Environmental sustainability, Family farmers & smallholders, Fisheries, Food security, Migration, Oceans & marine resources, Rural livelihoods
Geography:
Asia & Pacific
URL: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6742e.pdf