|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Kronen, M, Stacey, N, Holland, P, Magron, F, Power, M|
|Publisher||Secretariat of the Pacific Community|
|City||Noumea, New Caledonia|
|Keywords||Applied research, fisheries, Pacific islands, socioeconomics|
There is growing acceptance in the Pacific Islands region that reef and lagoon fisheries can no longer be managed by focusing on the biology of the stocks and the fishing activity alone. Many other aspects of the local community and its use of the resources also have serious implications for the overall health of coastal marine systems. These aspects include alternative income sources, living costs, access to boat transport and fishing gear, and marketing infrastructure.
Socioeconomic information helps fisheries officers and other coastal resource stakeholders to monitor and manage reef and lagoon resources in their country. The information gathered is also important for making informed decisions about the sustainable use of coastal marine resources.
This manual is a guide on how to collect and analyse “socioeconomic” data on reef and lagoon fisheries.