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07. Fisheries Management By Communities: A Manual on Promoting the Management of Subsistence Fisheries by Pacific Island Communities

King, M, Lambeth, L. 2000. Fisheries Management By Communities: A Manual on Promoting the Management of Subsistence Fisheries by Pacific Island Communities. Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia.

This manual is about community-based fisheries management. It provides guidelines and suggestions on how communities can be encouraged to take a leading role in the management of their fisheries and the marine environment. It promotes the Samoan model as a success story that could be transferred to other parts of the Pacific. It provides substantial background information on fisheries in the Pacific Islands, including marine ecology, fishing techniques and gear types and more.

The extension process described from pages 55-65 contains step-by-step information on how you can work with a community to develop and implement a fisheries management plan. Page 56 contains a useful diagram of the community extension process from onset to establishment of community based fishery management.