Guide and information sheets for fishing communities


The purpose of these information sheets is to assist fishing communities, and people working with them, by providing information on species, habitats and other topics of interest and advice on appropriate management options for them. Community-based fisheries management involves fishing communities taking a key role in managing the fisheries resources and habitats on which they rely for both food security and livelihoods. To do this, communities require technical information and advice on the resource species and the habitats involved.Each sheet provides information on species, distribution, habitats and feeding, lifecycle and reproduction, fishing methods and fisheries management options.In addition, three posters (see the end of the 'List of documents ') have been produced, one that summarises management options for places where 'Fish have become harder to catch ', and the other two to highlight the importance of the mangrove and seagrass habitats.

Additional remarks: 

-Linked to NetBiome topics “conciliating conservation and sustainable management in support to sustainable dev.”- Knowledge transfer, by simplification of expert knowledge to no specialized audience- Public awareness campaign; environmental education

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Biodiversity management (e.g. conservation ex situ and in situ, sustainable use and exploitation, rehabilitation, management of invasive species, pollutants, pesticides)
Governance and policies (e.g. interactions science/societies, regulations, decision-makers, networks, international collaborations)

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Secretariat of the Pacific Community - Fisheries (International Organisation)

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