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dc.creatorBell, J.D.
dc.creatorAlbert, J.
dc.creatorAmos, G.
dc.creatorArthur, C.
dc.creatorBlanc, M.
dc.creatorBromhead, D.
dc.creatorHeron, S.F.
dc.creatorHobday, A.J.
dc.creatorHunt, A.
dc.creatorItano, D.
dc.creatorJames, P.A.S.
dc.identifier.citationMarine Policy, online first 21 Nov
dc.description.abstractMaintaining the level of fish consumption in Pacific Island countries recommended for good nutrition as the populations of coastal communities grow, and as coral reefs are degraded by global warming and ocean acidification, will depend on small-scale fishers catching more tuna and other large pelagic fish. Concerted research and development by regional agencies shows that nearshore fish aggregating devices (FADs) provide one way for small-scale fishers to make this transition. Although the full potential of FADs remains to be assessed, several investments to optimise their use have been identified. These investments include pinpointing the locations where FADs are likely to make the greatest contributions to nutrition of coastal communities, integrating use of FADs with other livelihood activities, and improving the designs of FADs. Where Pacific Island countries have committed to developing nearshore FAD programmes, additional investments are needed to operationalise the use of FADs, particularly in cyclone-prone countries. These investments include: 1) training in safe and effective FAD-fishing methods; 2) developing reliable ways for forecasting when tuna, and other large pelagic fish (e.g., mahi mahi and wahoo), are likely to associate with FADs and delivering this information to fishers effectively; and 3) storing spare FAD materials, boats and fishing gear in cyclone-proof containers so that FADs lost during cyclones can be replaced quickly.
dc.sourceMarine Policy
dc.titleOperationalising access to oceanic fisheries resources by small-scale fishers to improve food security in the Pacific Islands
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBell, J.D. et al. (2017). Operationalising access to oceanic fisheries resources by small-scale fishers to improve food security in the Pacific Islands. Marine Policy, online first 21 Nov
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.subject.agrovocfishing gear
cg.subject.agrovocfood security
cg.subject.agrovocsmall-scale fisheries
cg.subject.worldfishsmall-scale fishers
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Wollongong
cg.contributor.affiliationConservation International
cg.contributor.affiliationVanuatu Fisheries Department
cg.contributor.affiliationPacific Community
cg.contributor.affiliationAustralian Fisheries Management Authority
cg.contributor.affiliationUS National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
cg.contributor.affiliationGlobal Science and Technology
cg.contributor.affiliationJames Cook University
cg.contributor.affiliationCSIRO Land and Water
cg.contributor.affiliationCSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Tasmania
cg.contributor.affiliationFisheries consultant
cg.contributor.affiliationCollecte Localisation Satellites
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Canberra
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Hawaii
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of British Columbia
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of New South Wales
cg.identifier.statusLimited access
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexed
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorAlbert, J.
cg.description.themeResilient small-scale fisheries

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