Wetland Management for Sustainable Fisheries: Overview

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Fisheries support the protein needs and livelihoods of more than a billion people globally, particularly in the developing world, as well as serving often lucrative international markets. Fisheries and aquaculture are also, whether directly or indirectly, a source of livelihood for over 500 million people, mostly in developing countries. Fisheries comprise both capture fisheries and aquaculture, and include a diversity of fin-fish and shellfish species. All are dependent on the vitality of a range of wetland types. Sustainable fishery management is a complex socioeconomic and ecological undertaking, requiring a systemic, participatory, and adaptive approach.


Sustainable management Participation Maximum sustainable yield Participatory planning Conflicts 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandBristolUK

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