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The document library includes a wide array of outputs from projects (reports, presentations, case studies, terms of reference) as well as other content of interest to GEF International waters. Project managers and GEF International Waters staff are invited to give their feedback or submit case studies, ToRs, or other documentation to be included in the document library (info@iwlearn.org)

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18 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Designing marine protected area networks to achieve fisheries, biodiversity, and climate change objectives in tropical ecosystems: A practitioner guide (2013)
Overfishing, degradation and loss of key habitats due to local and global threats are undermining food security, livelihoods and long term sustainability of tropical marine ecosystems. If well designed, marine protected areas (MPAs) can reduce loc...
18 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Fishery Co-Management: A Practical Handbook (2005)
During the last decade, there has been a shift in the governance and management of fisheries to a broader approach that recognizes the participation of fishers, local stewardship, and shared decision-making. Through this process, fishers are empow...
14 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Integrated ecological–economic fisheries models—Evaluation, review and challenges for implementation (2018)
Marine ecosystems evolve under many interconnected and area- specific pressures. To fulfil society’s intensifying and diversifying needs while ensuring ecologically sustainable development, more effective marine spatial ...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English European Commission's Case study: Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) (2017)
Measures and Steps in Addressing Climate-Change Related Coral Reef Issues in the Region. The Coral Triangle Initiative for Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) is a multi-lateral treaty partnership between Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua ...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Introduction to tropical fish stock assessment. Part 1 (1998)
07 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English FAO Ethical issues in fisheries (2005)
Fisheries and fishing policies deeply affect the living conditions of people in many parts of the world. Since ancient times, fishing has been a very important source of food, employment and economic and social benefits, as well as a foundation fo...
03 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Ecology: Ecosystem-based fishery management (2004)
Many of the world’s fish populations are overexploited, and the ecosys- tems that sustain them are degraded (1). Unintended consequences of fishing, in- cluding habitat destruction, incidental mor- tality of nontarget species, evolutionary shifts ...
30 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Sustainable fisheries within an LME context (2016)
28 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Fisheries refugia: A novel approach to integrating fisheries and habitat management in the context of small- scale fishing pressure (2013)
Fisheries of the South China Sea, including the Gulf of Thailand, are characterised by high levels of smallscale fishing effort. Increasing fishing pressure, coupled with continued decline in the expanse and quality of coastal habitats critical to...
28 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Towards sustainability in world fisheries (2002)
Fisheries have rarely been ‘sustainable’. Rather, fishing has induced serial depletions, long masked by improved technology, geographic expansion and exploitation of previously spurned species lower in the food web. With global catches declining s...
28 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Supplementary Guidelines on Co-management Using Group user Rights, Fishery Statistic, Indicators and Fisheries Refugia (2006)
The 84-page Supplementary Guidelines further elaborates issues contained in the Regional Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries Management, i.e. Co-management using Group User Rights, Fishery Statistics, Indicators and Fisheries Refugia. The Guideli...
28 Aug 2018 by eve - other - English Essential EAFM - Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Training Course - Volume 1 (2014)
The development of this Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) training course has been supported financially by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Norwegian Agency for International Development (NORAD), the Swedish Internationa...
27 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English The ecosystem approach to fisheries. Issues, terminology, principles, institutional foundations, implementation and outlook (2003)
Ecosystems are complex and dynamic natural units that produce goods and services beyond those of benefit to fisheries. Because fisheries have a direct impact on the ecosystem, which is also impacted by other human activities, they need to be manag...
27 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Taking an Ecosystem Service Perspective in Velondriake Locally Managed Marine Area (2011)
Temporary closures of octopus fishing areas are found to increase catch and economic returns for local communities. By demonstrating such short-term, positive effects and following a gradual, participatory process that fosters trust and cooperatio...
30 Apr 2018 by eve - outreach-material - English Strengthening the GEF Marine and Coastal portfolio - GEF LME:LEARN Services brochure
A key element of improved ocean governance is mainstreaming cooperation and coordination between Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs), Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) projects with ove...
08 Dec 2017 by lmcaballero - manual - project: 3589 Groupers of Kwandang Bay (Kerapu Teluk Kwandang)
This guide book is a compilation of photos of the groupers (Family Serranidae) in Kwandang Bay, Indonesia. It shows the diversity of this coral reef fish that is economically important not only to the country but to the Coral Triangle as well. The...
27 Nov 2017 by lmcaballero - publication - project: 3589 Beacons: Stories from the Coral Triangle – Philippines
This book is about outstanding partners who have succeeded in overcoming challenges and made a difference in their communities. It features community champions from the municipality of Taytay and Balabac in Palawan, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga...
19 Oct 2017 by eve - publication - English Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP): Assessment of Governance Arrangements for the Ocean Volume 1 (2015)
This report evaluates the structure or architecture of formally-established transboundary governance arrangements that address issues affecting water quality, fisheries, biodiversity and habitat destruction in Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs). While...
11 Sep 2017 by eve - publication Ecosystem Overfishing in the Ocean (2008)
Fisheries catches represent a net export of mass and energy that can no longer be used by trophic levels higher than those fished. Thus, exploitation implies a depletion of secondary production of higher trophic levels (here the production of mass...
11 Sep 2017 by eve - publication Fishing through Marine Food Webs (2006)
A recurring pattern of declining mean trophic level of fisheries landings, termed "fishing down the food web," is thought to be indicative of the serial replacement of high-trophic-level fisheries with less valuable, low-trophic-level fisheries as...

 

 

 

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