Traditional Marine Management Areas of the Pacific in the Context of National and International Law and Policy

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Type: Report
Year of publication: 2010
Authors: Marjo Vierros, Alifereti Tawake, Francis Hickey, Ana Tiraa, Rahera Noa
Publishing institution: United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies, Traditional Knowledge Initiative
City: Darwin, Australia
Pages: 93
ISBN: 978-0-9807084-7-9

The report concludes that traditional marine management contributes to the attainment of international targets related to protected areas and marine conservation, and that its role in this regard should be fully recognised. Such recognition should include support for and reinforcement of pre-existing systems of traditional resource management, while allowing the incorporation of cooperative management strategies in adapting to contemporary circumstances. Recognition of community ownership and control of marine areas and resources, as well as the importance of local and traditional knowledge, are essential components of best management practice in the Pacific Islands.

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