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

King, M, Lambeth, L. 2000. Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia.

This manual 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, gear types and more.

Page 56 of the document contains a diagram of the community extension process from onset to establishment of community-based fishery management areas with each step fully explained. The document also outlines the various supporting measures such as aquaculture and fishing for less exploited species. This process is being applied in Samoa, American Samoa and possibly some other countries throughout the Pacific Islands.