Many protected areas or parks in developing countries have buffer zones at their
boundaries to achieve the dual goals of protecting park resources and providing
resource benefits to neighbouring people. Despite the prevalence of these zoning
policies, few behavioural models of people’s buffer zone use inform the sizing and
The northwest coast of Mexico is accountable for almost 70 % of the
country´s fishery production. This region, which includes the Gulf of
California and the Pacific coast of the Baja California Peninsula, is also
extremely important in terms of biodiversity and the presence of endemic
species. Consequently, eleven marine...
A survey was conducted to create a comprehensive list of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Japan. There
exist more than 1,000 fishery cooperatives in Japan, and many of them have established no-take zones for
many years. Such zones are usually not reported to the government and, therefore, the complete picture...
Artisanal fishermen are the great unknown of fisheries. Being the more
numerous segment, is the more abandoned community by managers. In a
generalized context of overcapacity and taking into account the dwindling
state of resources, the situation seems to be paradoxical since artisanal
métiers are considered to be the less...
The PNBA is one of the largest MPAs in Africa. Only subsistence fishing
by resident populations is authorized either on foot or using non-motorized
dories, limited in number to 100.
A development policy was adopted in 1998 to benefit the resident
population by: (i) re-deploying fishing effort targeting a non-sustainable...
Though the basic purpose of MPAs is marine ecosystem conservation, the
question of their influence on the local economy is often critical since it
governs their social acceptability. This paper addresses the problem of
measuring the consequences of creating a marine protected area (MPA) on
recreational extractive and non-extractive uses...
Management changes in the coral reef fin fish fishery of the Great Barrier
Reef provide a natural experiment of the efficacy of combining no-take
areas and dedicated catch shares. A spatially-explicit bio-economic model
of the fishery is used to analyze the tradeoffs between biomass and the net
returns from fishing...
Methodological difficulties, particularly when multifleet-multispecies fisheries are active, explain pro parte a weak research effort on the socio-economic impact of fishery activities after the implementation of a marine protected area. Two components of the socio-economic impact have been prioritized: the fishing unit profitability and the fishery household income distribution by...
The American Fisheries Society (AFS) recognizes the need for conservative and robust management of Pacific rockfishes because of naturally low population growth, the overfished state of many of the stocks, and complex nature of the mixed-stock fisheries (60-plus species). The AFS recommends that catch information be collected on a species-specific...