ISSF: State-of-the-Art in SSF Research - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); Pacific Perspectives on Fisheries and Sustainable Development

State-of-the-Art in SSF Research

Robert Gillet | Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Author(s) Robert Gillet,
Journal/book/report/newsletter/conference title Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Article/chapter/item title (if applicable) Pacific Perspectives on Fisheries and Sustainable Development
Year 2014
Publication type Report
Contributor Alicia (ALICIA SALDAÑA MILLÁN)
Contribution date 09/01/2017
Geographic scope
Regional Asia New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands,
Oceania Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu,
Economic Food/Nutrition Security
Ecological Anthropogenic impacts/threats
Sustainable/best practices (inc. technology)
Ecosystems (inc. services, resilience, etc.)
Governance Goals, principles, knowledge and values
Law/rules, compliance and enforcement (inc. customary)
Politics and power
SSF type(s): Indigenous
Ecosystem type(s): Marine
Ecosystem detailed type(s): Coastal
Coral reef
Term(s) used to refer to SSF: Coastal
Main gear type(s): Gillnets and entangling nets
Gleaning (collected by hand)
Hooks and lines
Other: trolling
Other: spearfishing
SSF market and distribution channel(s): Retained for household consumption and given to family/friends
Sold in local markets
Sold to outside markets
Governance mode(s) in SSF: Community-based management
Top-down/hierarchical governance
Key rules, regulations, instruments and measures used to manage SSF: Area closure
Gear restriction
Marine protected areas
Other: prohibitions on the use of destructive fishing methods (blast fishing, poisons)
Other: size limits (both minimum and maximum)
Other: prohibitions on the taking of berried females
Additional details
Demographic factors age, ethnicity, income,
Employment status of fishers full-time, part-time, seasonal,
Stage(s) of fishery chain addressed harvest, post-harvest,
SSF defined No
Large-scale Fisheries considered Yes
Overall aim/purpose or research question To provide an overview of fisheries resources, the institutional and policy arrangements for the development and management of the resources, major issues and challenges in Pacific island fisheries, and key issues for improving the economic and social returns from fisheries.
Solutions offered No
Explicit research implications and/or policy recommendations No
Additional details/comments The report provides a useful baseline to inform the regional policy dimensions of fisheries and sustainable development which follow.
Common species name: emperors     Scientific/Latin species name: Lethrinidae
Common species name: surgeonfish     Scientific/Latin species name: Acanthuridae
Common species name: snappers     Scientific/Latin species name: Lutjanidae
Common species name: giant clams, bêche-de-mer, crabs, lobsters, strombus, turbo,    
Common species name: arc shell, other bivalves/gastropods, trochus, urchin, octopus, shoreline gastropods, beach bivalves    
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