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19 August 2021 | dataset

I-Kiribati knowledge and management of Tarawa's lagoon resources

Knowledge of the fishermen of Tarawa Atoll, Kiribati concerning some key food fish in their waters is described and shown to be highly relevant to the management of these fish. The bonefish, Albula glossodonta, has been the most important shallow- water finfish in Tarawa catches. However, all but one of its known spawning runs has been eliminated according to fishermen and this last remaining run is showing signs of
severe depletion. Traditional marine resources management measures, some conservation-driven and others with different objectives, were diverse. But they have largely disappeared due, in part at least, to the impacts of British colonial rule.
Reestablishing some form of local marine tenure seems essential to sound marine resource management, although the difficulties that would be encountered in doing so are not trivial.

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Physical Description: 25 p. ; 29 cm

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Publisher National Museum of Natural History
Modified 15 February 2022
Release Date 19 August 2021
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Identifier VL-34629
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location SPREP LIBRARY
Relevant Countries Kiribati
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Johannes, R.E. / Yeeting, Being
Contact Name SPREP Records and Archives Officer
Contact Email [email protected]