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Privatising fish? barriers to the use of marine protected areas for conservation and fishery management in Melanesia

Foale, Simon; Manele, Bruno


In this paper we examine the strengths and weaknesses of state-supported Customary Marine Tenure (CMT) systems in two independent Melanesian states in the context of burgeoning commercial and subsistence fisheries. Both Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands can be categorised as “weak states” where access by foreign-owned fishing companies to state-owned resources (e.g. tuna) is typically easy to obtain by bribing the relevant politicians and bureaucrats at national and/or provincial level. By...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Resources, Environment & Development Group (RE&D)
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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