As many cases of tropical small-scale fisheries, the French Guiana coastal fishery is characterized by
high fish biodiversity of its ecosystem, the weak selectivity of the fleets exploiting the resources,
heterogeneity of the vessels in term of size and fishing techniques. The traditional tools used to manage
Recent work in the domain of fisheries ecology has shown that major changes are occurring in fish
communities exploited by commercial fisheries. Selective fishing pressure on more highly valued
components of fish communities, and its indirect effects via trophic interactions, are amongst the key
factors proposed to explain these changes....
In the past two decades, the French Guyana shrimp fishery has known
dramatic evolutions, largely driven by global changes. On the economic
side, two major driving factors are the globalization of the shrimp market,
with a decreasing trend in real prices, and the long-term increase in fuel
prices worldwide. On...
The coastal fishery in French Guyana is a challenging case study for the implementation of the ecosystem based fishery management. Although the current situation of this small scale fishery could be considered as satisfactory, the viability of the fishery can be questioned. Indeed according to demographic scenarios, the growth of...
This paper addresses to a comparative approach of long term changes in the characteristics of marine fisheries at a regional scale, in three ecosystems: up-welling, tropical and temperate. The South Moroccan
continental shelf, under the influence of the Canary current, where up-wellings take place, is the most productive part of...