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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 16 Participatory and integrated policy processes in small-scale fisheries

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 16 Participatory and integrated policy processes in small-scale fisheries Jock Campbell and Philip Townsley review of the FAO Strategy in 1993 indicated Introduction that progress had been slower, and/or less complete, than anticipated and desired. It The implementation of policies in small-scale emphasised: fisheries has not, in the main, achieved balanced, sustainable use of fisheries resources · The need to place fisheries resource and the aquatic environment. Our research has conservation in the wider sphere of the indicated ways in which the policy formulation sustainable use of the aquatic environment; and implementation process can be made more · For greater participation by fisherfolk in effective and thus can potentially reduce many resource management; and, of the problems facing the sub-sector. This · For greater integration between sectors. involves a more participatory approach to policy formulation and implementation which Evolution of policies integrates activities within fisheries, and between fisheries and other sectors. This Initially fisheries policies were concerned with approach is referred to as the participatory the development of industrial fisheries, often and integrated policy (PIP) process1. dominated by non-local vessels. These policies later slowly changed towards greater emphasis The effectiveness of small-scale on domestic ...

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