- State-of-the-Art review on the role of MPAs in fisheries management.
Project funded by the French Development Fund - April-December 2011.
A review developed for the Sub-Regional Fishery Commission of West Africa to better understanding the functionning of MPAs and assess their impacts and potential role in fisheries management will result in a book entitled "Fisheries and Marine Protected Areas: bioecology, socioeconomy and governance".
This work is undertaken by FEG in collaboration with the BRLi, with Agrocampus Ouest (Rennes, France) for the bioécological impacts; Université de Bretagne Occidentale (Brest, France) for the socioéconomic impacts; and FEG for the review of governance aspects; with the collaboration of the University of Perpignan (for public law aspects).
The comprehensive report will be delivered in December 2011 in Dakar, Senegal.
- Governance for fisheries and marine conservation. Interactions and co-evolution - A book by S.M. Garcia, J. Rice, and A.T. Charles (Co-editors)
In line with the prime objectives of the Fisheries Expert Group, this book reviews and analyses the interface between the governance systems of marine fisheries and conservation processes and their interactions, at different scales, in different institutions. Identifying their respective principles, conceptual objectives, policies, plans, institutions, processes and operational instruments, the book identifies and focuses on conceptual and operational positive overlaps and synergies as well as duplications, gaps and conflicts, with the view to improve understanding on both sides and facilitate integration.
The book illustrates concepts and principles with concrete case studies. Highlighting areas of convergence and divergence, it offers a perspective on the co-evolution of marine responsible fishery management and conservation in time and space, presenting the ecosystem approach as the result of a progressive synthesis between the two interacting systems of governance which, generally are, in distinct institutions, under different ministries, apply significantly different scientific perspectives, and are accountable to different mixes of stakeholders.
The book consists of 24 chapters considering the global, regional and national/local fields of interaction between the 2 governance systems in the EEZs and the high seas. It involves more than 20 authors, many from FEG and will be published in 2012.
For the synopsis, click here.