Fisheries livelihoods, vulnerable ecosystems and MPAs
Protection of vulnerable ecosystems and MPAs interact with fisheries operations, livelihoods and food security. During IMPAC 4, (Chile, September 2017), FAO regional and central offices, REDPARQUES and the IUCN Fisheries Expert Group (IUCN-CEM-FEG) collaborated in organizing two symposia and a side event on these important subjects. The sessions provided opportunities to discuss: (i) the important role of regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) and scientific research in the spatial management of sustainable fisheries and protection of VMEs in the high seas; (ii) the complexity surrounding the impact of MPAs on food security and livelihoods; (iii) and the fundamental role of participatory approaches involving fishers and local communities in ensuring positive benefits of MPAs to both the environment and the fishing communities.
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