[LME:LEARN Policy Brief] Fisheries Refugia: Spatially-managed fisheries enhancement and environmental protection at a regional level
A Fisheries Refugia approach is a regional system of management areas that is focused on essential links between fish stocks and their habitats. It is designed to manage intense levels of small-scale fishing pressures that exert unsustainable pressure on the fisheries and the environment. Fisheries Refugia offers an opportunity to protect ecosystem components without blanket exclusion policies and offers particular benefit where the livelihoods of coastal communities are reliant on accessing their traditional fishing grounds. DISCLAIMER: These publications may be reproduced in whole or in part and in any form for educational or non-profit purposes without special permission from the copyright holder, provided acknowledgment of the source is made. For bibliographic purposes, this policy brief should be cited as: GEF LME:LEARN, 2020. Fisheries Refugia: Spatially-managed fisheries enhancement and environmental protection at a regional level. Paris, France.
29 Jun 2020