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Improving livelihoods through sustainable nearshore fisheries in the Pacific

Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu









​FAO. 2020. Improving livelihoods through sustainable nearshore fisheries in the Pacific: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Apia.


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    The project “Enhancing livelihoods and food security through fisheries with nearshore fish aggregating devices in the Pacific” or FishFAD project is designed to contribute to the safe, sustainable development of nearshore fish aggregating device (FAD) fisheries, supported by co-management approaches and the development of value-adding and alternative livelihoods to diversify income sources. Fisheries remain an important source of food, income, and cultural identity for Pacific Island nations. While the majority of fish consumed locally comes from coastal fisheries, production has not increased significantly in recent decades despite indications at the national level in many countries of increasing fishing pressure. The project covers the following countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
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    Fisheries are an important source of food, income and cultural identity for Pacific Island nations, whose populations consume, on average, two to three times the global average of fish per capita per year. Fish accounts for 50 to 90 percent of animal protein in the diets of coastal populations, most of it derived from coastal fisheries. Fish and fisheries are also a vital part of income generation in coastal communities. However, coastal fisheries production indicates that fish resources in the region are fully or over exploited. The situation is further exasperated by the impacts of climate change. In order to maintain current levels of consumption, Pacific Island nations need to improve fisheries management of nearshore resources and to utilize adaptive responses that can help to fill the emerging gap. Greater efforts are required to promote the contribution of small scale fisheries to food security and nutrition, and to enhance the socioecological resilience of fishing communities. The aim of the project was to focus on the safe development of nearshore fish aggregation device (FAD) fisheries, supporting co management approaches and the development of value adding and alternative livelihoods to diversity income sources.
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    Report of the FishFAD Project Workshop – Virtual meeting 18–19 August 2020
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    The project “Enhancing livelihoods and food security through fisheries with nearshore fish aggregating devices in the Pacific” designed to contribute to the safe, sustainable development of nearshore fish aggregating device (FAD) fisheries, supported by co-management approaches and the development of value-adding and alternative livelihoods to diversity income sources. This is a report of the FishFAD project workshop virtual meeting which was held on 18–19 August 2020. The workshop focused more on outcomes 2 and 3: fisher associations and livelihood opportunities.

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