Integrating Fisheries and Habitat Management in Asia: the regional fisheries refugia
Emerging need to manage fisheries and aquaculture in the context of ecosystems and broader initiatives for marine management. Several global initiatives have been promoted as mechanisms forintegrating fisheries and aquaculture into broader marine management. A wide gulf continues to exist between fisheries and environment sectors in Asia. Environment initiatives have been promoted in terms of achieving the state of fisheries, but have often not involved mechanisms to ensure the effective integration of fisheries considerations. Fisheries ministries and departments are focused on improving the fishery situation in face of high community dependence and participationin small-scale fisheries. Need for the development of regional experience in building partnerships and enhancing communication between fisheries and environment sectors.
20 May 2010