By F. Berkes, Robin Mahon, Patrick McConney, Richard Pollnac, Robert Pomeroy
Human dependence on marine and coastal assets is expanding. this day, small-scale fisheries hire fifty of the world's 51 million fishers, essentially all of whom are from constructing international locations. And jointly, they produce greater than half the world's annual marine fish seize of 98 million tonnes, offering many of the fish ate up within the constructing global. whilst, elevated fishery overexploitation and habitat degradation are threatening the Earth's coastal and marine assets. such a lot small-scale fisheries haven't been good controlled, in the event that they were controlled in any respect. latest techniques have did not constrain fishing capability or to control clash. they've got now not stored speed with know-how or with the riding forces of economics, inhabitants progress, call for for foodstuff, and poverty. around the world, the administration and governance of small-scale fisheries is in pressing want of reform. "Managing Small-scale Fisheries" seems past the scope of traditional fishery administration to substitute innovations, instruments, tools, and conservation strategies.There is, for instance, broader emphasis on environment administration and participatory decision-making. readers will contain fishery managers, either governmental and nongovernmental; teachers and scholars in fishery administration; improvement corporations and practitioners engaged on small-scale fisheries; and fishers and fishing groups that desire to take accountability for coping with their very own assets.