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Managing marine areas

Dawn Gibson
Friday, April 25, 2014

OUT of the 1800-plus villages in Fiji, about 420 have established locally managed marine areas (LMMAs).

More village areas, however, need to become part of this initiative if their livelihoods are to be made sustainable.

This was one of the messages from Institute of Applied Sciences' acting manager Natural Resource Management Unit Alifereti Tawake, who this month discussed the importance of community-based adaptive management (CBAM) in Pacific islands.

Speaking at one of the SeaWeb Sea Series 2014 lectures in Suva, Mr Tawake told participants that although this was a good start, Fiji still had a long way to go.

"At the moment, with only 420 communities involved in this initiative, there are still hundreds more which need to become involved in order to build more sustainable livelihoods," Mr Tawake said.

"CBAM plans are important because they are used to empower communities to design, implement, monitor, evaluate and improve the management of their natural resources on an ongoing basis."








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