Volume 67

Linking Science and People: Applying Socioeconomic and Governance Science to Solve Problems and Create Opportunities in Caribbean Fisheries

Pomeroy, R.S.
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Date: November, 2014

Pages: 1-13

Event: Proceedings of the Sixty seven Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: Christ Church

Country: Barbados


This paper has multiple purposes. The first is to review the literature on the major issues affecting small-scale fisheries and the science and research agenda’s established to address these issues over the last forty years. The second purpose is to assess the current issues affecting small-scale fisheries today. The third purpose is to propose a new science and research agenda for addressing these issues and to make recommendations to solve problems and create opportunities. Two points of clarification on this paper. First, although small-scale fisheries are important in both developed and developing countries, this paper will focus on small-scale fisheries in developing countries globally, with a specific focus on small island development states (SIDS) in the Caribbean region. Second, this paper will focus on socioeconomic and governance science and research on small-scale fisheries rather than biological research; while acknowledging the need for an integrated and multidisciplinary approach.

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