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dc.contributor.authorLéopold, M.
dc.contributor.authorHerrenschmidt, J.B.
dc.contributor.authorThaman, Randolph R.
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dc.date.created2016-09-05 23:25
dc.date.issued2008
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dc.identifierhttp://repository.usp.ac.fj/8758/1/Leopoldal2010_11ICRSproceedings.pdf
dc.identifierLéopold, M. and Herrenschmidt, J.B. and Thaman, Randolph R. (2008) The Relevance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge for Modern Management of Coral Reef Fisheries in Melanesia. [Conference Proceedings]
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/714113
dc.description.abstractTraditional ecological knowledge (TEK) has received great attention in respect to coral reef
 associated fisheries as a way to adapt modern management strategies to local environmental and cultural
 conditions. We analysed the social and cultural roles of TEK for resource management in traditional
 Melanesian communities in New Caledonia. A multidisciplinary survey of customary marine tenure and fishing
 regulations on Ouvéa, a raised limestone island in New Caledonia, was carried out in 2006. Informants from
 the main chiefdoms and clans were questioned about past and present fishing activities, maritime territory
 rights, taboo areas and place names, customary authority, socio-cultural practices and belief related to marine
 resources, and vernacular knowledge and taxonomy of marine organisms. Results showed that customary
 fishing rules were primarily related to cultural events and social organization rather than to ecological patterns
 or economic interests. The relationships between TEK, population needs and uses of the environment were still
 strong, but have changed since the 1860s. An unquantifiable loss of indigenous knowledge has also occurred. Nowadays, to satisfy food and economic needs, modern users often abandon TEK and behave in relation to
 their own individual economic perceptions and needs. Better consideration of social and cultural aspects in
 resource management issues may therefore directly help to increase awareness of resource depletion and
 biodiversity loss as a basis for achieving long-term ecosystem and economic sustainability in Melanesian
 islands.
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dc.publisherNational Coral Reef Institute
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dc.subjectDU Oceania (South Seas)
dc.subjectG Geography (General)
dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciences
dc.subjectH Social Sciences (General)
dc.titleThe Relevance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge for
 Modern Management of Coral Reef Fisheries in Melanesia
dc.typeConference Proceedings
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