Traditional Marine Management Areas of the Pacific in the Context of National and International Law and Policy

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  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-IAS
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University
    VOLUME:
    Policy Report, Traditional Knowledge Initiative, 2010
    TITLE:
    Traditional Marine Management Areas of the Pacific in the Context of National and International Law and Policy
    AUTHORS:
    by Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Alexandros Gasparatos, Lian Pin Koh, John Garcia-Ulloa , Janice S.H. Lee and Per M. Stromberg
    PUB DATE:
    2010•07•25
    ISBN 13:
    978-92-808-4519-8
    ISBN 10:
    978-92-808-4518-1
    COPYRIGHT:
    United Nations University
    COPYRIGHT YEAR:
    2010

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    This report explores the role of traditional marine resources management in meeting both the goals of communities and those of national and international conservation strategies. Specifically, it looks at how traditional practices are applied in various Pacific Island countries, how concepts such as the ecosystem approach and adaptive management are incorporated, whether traditional marine managed areas (MMAs) are recognised by national law, and how and whether they are seen to contribute to national and international protected areas and conservation targets. The report also reflects on the issue of marine genetic resources, and access to and benefit sharing of these resources.