MAPPING FISHING ACTIVITIES IN THE MULTIPLE-USE TURNEFFE ATOLL MARINE RESERVE,BELIZE

Jagbir, Yinka (2015) MAPPING FISHING ACTIVITIES IN THE MULTIPLE-USE TURNEFFE ATOLL MARINE RESERVE,BELIZE. Elsevier.

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    Abstract

    In Keeping with management goals of the Turneffe Atoll marine Reserve this study investigates the use of the multiple-use Marine Protected Area (MPA) among three of fisherfol. Research has shown that once appropriately planned inclusive of correct designed, size and long term management, MPAS can in fast be one of the most powerful tools in fisheries management with the potential to overcome the issue of resource overuse which eventually leads to degradation of oceans habitats. A participatory GIS approach was uses in the identifying potential areas of conflict among fishers as well as hotspots of illegal activities within the reserve. The similarity of fishing grounds for the three types of fishers for the three target catches indicates majority of the species are found there in these areas and are therefore considered prime grounds. Although there is a overlap among fishers, preliminary investigation has indicated that generally the relationship among fisherfolk is good and they have an understanding of one another regardless of fishing groups. How ever an assessment on the use of the different understanding as to what is necessary for a successful MPA as a fisheries management tool

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    Publisher: Elsevier
    Keywords: Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Fisheries management tool, Participatory GIS, Fisher Knowledge, Fisher perception
    Subjects: (H) Protected Areas > (HD) Marine Reserve
    Publication Sources: (1) Environmental Research Institute
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 16:20
    Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 16:20
    URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1613

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