Capture Fisheries

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This third volume in the Commonwealth Blue Economy Series, Capture Fisheries, presents recommendations that could be implemented by small island developing states (SIDS) to protect and sustainably develop their capture fisheries within a blue economy model.

The book describes some of the challenges faced in managing capture fisheries, the potential for a blue economy approach to making improvements, some suggestions for strategies and activities that could be undertaken by SIDS to further these aims, and a number of case studies illustrating positive actions that have been taken by SIDS and their outcomes.




The concept of an ocean-based, or ‘blue’ economy has its origins in the ‘green economy’ concept endorsed at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012. Support for the blue economy at the 2012 conference from small island developing states (SIDS) emphasised the fact that their economies were largely dependent on the health and sustainable use of marine resources.


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