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All these factors combine to make coastal fisheries close to urban areas one of the main priority targets for improving the governance aspects of fisheries management in Pacific island countries. The book, Fisheries in the Economies of Pacific Island Countries and Territories, was launched by Forum Fisheries Ministers and Heads of Fisheries from Forum Island Countries and Tokelau. This highly-anticipated book allows for a new baseline in assessing the value of fisheries in Pacific Island countries and territories. The research summarized in this report reaffirms the importance of this sector to the economies and societies of the Pacific island countries. The research reveals that the full value of fisheries is likely to have eluded statisticians, and therefore fisheries authorities, government decision makers, and by: growing needs. There is a high degree of dependency on limited natural resources because of the small size and economies of many SIDS; this is mainly within the agricultural sectors of crop production, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture and forestry. Higher and increasingly competing demands for food are.
The contribution women make to fisheries, both directly and indirectly, is often overlooked in fisheries management, economic analyses, and consequently, in policy decisions. Here, women’s involvement in fisheries is quantified, focusing on their contribution to total catch and the value added to the economy for Pacific small-island countries. The program focuses on small-scale artisanal fisheries and low-technology aquaculture methods, which includes research on post-harvest processing and trade along the supply chain. It also invests in research initiatives to tackle ‘big challenges’ and emerging-needs for our partner countries. The FISH-supported Illuminating Hidden Harvests study, due out in , will provide critical knowledge and information on small-scale fisheries globally, informing the way forward for sustainable development of the sector. This vital contribution was acknowledged in the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food report released on 25 January Human dependence on marine and coastal resources is increasing. Today, small-scale fisheries employ 50 of the world’s 51 million fishers, practically all of whom are from developing countries. And together, they produce more than half of the world’s annual marine fish catch of 98 million tonnes, supplying most of the fish consumed in the developing world.
The Fisheries in the Economies of Pacific Island Countries and Territories is the third volume in a series of studies of fisheries to quantify benefits from the fisheries sectors of Pacific Island countries conducted by SPC consultant, Robert Gillett, who also authored the first and second volumes in and respectively. 2 According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), PSIDS are Fiji, Mars ; 13 The Small Island Developing States appeared in the Earth Summit as a group of nations sharing similar and unique concerns. In particular, the PSIDS form an organized group of developing countries of the Pacific region advocating their views of the Pacific Ocean and its resources CiteScore: ℹ CiteScore: CiteScore measures the average citations received per peer-reviewed document published in this title. CiteScore values are based on citation counts in a range of four years (e.g. ) to peer-reviewed documents (articles, reviews, conference papers, data papers and book chapters) published in the same four calendar years, divided by the number of. Emerging research, including a paper that Josh Stoll and I recently published, shows that corporate interests like processing companies and non-fishing investors now control numerous licenses and high volumes of quota in various fisheries. In short, a small number of holders have very large and financially valuable license and quota portfolios.