Putting the Boot on the Other Foot: When Local Knowledge is Owned by Local People Public Deposited

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  • There has been a long-standing interest in local knowledge in fisheries research and management. Much of this interest has been in terms of how local knowledge can be interpreted scientifically and used by fisheries experts and managers. Local knowledge becomes the property of scientists, wrapped up in a format and language that is inaccessible to local people. There has been less interest in how local people can use and develop their own knowledge as part of their fisheries management practice, or of the implications of such a degree of ownership for the role of fisheries experts and managers. This paper draws on the experience of local people conducting their own fisheries research according to their own agenda in Northeast Cambodia. The paper begins by describing the process and motivations of this villager-led research and how this was perceived by fisheries experts and managers. The discussion then moves to an analysis of how this research process has generated demands on fisheries experts and managers. Rather than experts defining what is learnt and extracting scientifically valid information from local knowledge, this case study illustrates how local people can identify what needs to be learnt and what role science and experts have in answering these questions. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of local people taking ownership of their knowledge, its interpretation and application.
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  • Mam, Kosal, Richard Friend, Robert Arthur and Mark Dubois. 2008. Putting the Boot on the Other Foot: When Local Knowledge is Owned by Local People. 8 pages. 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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