The promise of community - based fishery resource management

Amiah @ Amriah Buang, Habibah Ahmad, Hamzah Jusoh, Y. S. Ratnawati

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Environmental change may pose threats to the ecosystems of natural resources such as the fisheries. It may affect the renewability of the resources which in turn affects the livelihoods of local communities relying on those resources unless managed soundly. To understand how sound management of the fishery resources could be achieved together with the fishermen community, this paper analyses the sensibility of a community-based management of the natural ecosystem as a means to enhance the economic wellbeing of local small-scale fishermen. Two case studies were conducted in Malaysia for this purpose wherein the success factors of the community based fishery resource management projects (the Komuniti Pengurusan Sumber Perikanan or KPSP) initiated by the Malaysian Department of Fishery were scrutinised. It was found that the main reason for the projects' success was the existence of an implementation will to redress the triple problems of legal ownership, access to ecosystems and political marginalization of the fishermen. In conclusion, the KPSP model represented approaches worthy of further emulation in the developing world although further research would show the way how the model could be improved and customised according to the unique contexts of other fishermen communities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-109
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Volume13
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Co-management. Fishermen
  • Ecosystem
  • Holistic empowerment
  • Poverty
  • Responsible fisheries

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The promise of community - based fishery resource management. / Buang, Amiah @ Amriah; Ahmad, Habibah; Jusoh, Hamzah; Ratnawati, Y. S.

In: World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 13, No. 13, 2011, p. 104-109.

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Buang, Amiah @ Amriah ; Ahmad, Habibah ; Jusoh, Hamzah ; Ratnawati, Y. S. / The promise of community - based fishery resource management. In: World Applied Sciences Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 13, No. 13. pp. 104-109.
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