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Coastal and marine resource management in the Galapagos Islands and the Archipelago of San Andres: issues, problems and opportunities

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Baine, M and Howard, M and Kerr, S and Edgar, GJ and Toral-Granda, V (2007) Coastal and marine resource management in the Galapagos Islands and the Archipelago of San Andres: issues, problems and opportunities. Ocean and Coastal Management, 50 (3- 4). pp. 148-173. ISSN 0964-5691

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Abstract

Tourism and fisheries comprise the economic backbone of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and the
Archipelago of San Andres, Colombia. The health of fishery resources, the environment and their
dependant industries is discussed against a background of policy development and user conflicts,
supported by a range of technical studies undertaken between 1998 and 2002, setting the scene for an
examination of a more participatory and effective role for local stakeholders in the management of
their island resources. Local stakeholders have been involved in guiding plans on future management
of both islands’ resources including Biosphere Reserve designation of the San Andres Archipelago
and the development of a Special Law for Galapagos. Their participation is deemed essential to
progress in marine resource management and zoning initiatives within the islands.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Ocean and Coastal Management
Publisher: Elisevier
Page Range: pp. 148-173
ISSN: 0964-5691
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2006.04.001
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The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com

Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:14
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:33
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