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The Coral Triangle Initiative: new Climate Change adaptation initiative in fisheries management

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  • The Coral Triangle Initative is a new initative in environmental ecosystem management which as officially kicked-off by 6 countries in December 2007. The paper reviews the history of the initiative (transboundary international "Peace parks" concept, bringing together other eco-regional initiatives) and points to the direction it is currently taking with some analysis of the goals of the partners and their priority needs, current budgets and projects and an indication of the current funding commitments and likely projects that will be kicked off under the CTI umbrella by 2010. All the partners have an interest in staying in the grouping, which may be added to by 2010, with the pssible adition of Australia and several smaller Pacific Island nations.
  • KEYWORDS: Fisheries management, Environmental ecosystem management, Coral Triangle Initiative, Fisheries economics, Climate change
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  • McElroy, James Kevin and Eko Rudianto. 2008. The Coral Triangle Initiative: new Climate Change adaptation initiative in fisheries management. In: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, July 22-25, 2008, Nha Trang, Vietnam: Achieving a Sustainable Future: Managing Aquaculture, Fishing, Trade and Development. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2008.
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  • US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Division, The Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada; Aquaculture CRSP and AquaFish CRSP; Minh Phu Seafood Corporation; Vietnam Datacommunication Company (VDC); Camau Frozen Seafood Processing Import Export Corporation (Camimex); Long Sinh Limited Company; Mai Linh Group and Nam Viet Corporation.



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