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MARE Publication Series

Viability and Sustainability of Small-Scale Fisheries in Latin America and The Caribbean

Editors: Salas, Silvia, Barragan-Paladines, Maria Jose, Chuenpagdee, Ratana (Eds.)

  • Covers a variety of small-scale fisheries issues in different contexts, from Islands to the continent, offering a wide range of themes that are being discussed by government and non-governmental organizations
  • Case studies offer lessons learned in terms of vulnerability concerns, market dynamics, social capital and institutional and legal frameworks of SSF, which is a priority for many countries in LAC and worldwide; contributing therefore to the implementation of the SSF Guidelines in the region
  • Contributors to the book are experts and specialists from different disciplines within the Latin America and the Caribbean region who have an extensive experience working in the region
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About this book

One of the main goals in fisheries governance is to promote viability and sustainability in small-scale fishing communities. This is not an easy task given external and internal pressure, including environmental change and competition with other economic sectors searching for development in the coastal region. A comprehensive understanding of small-scale fisheries in their own context, and from a regional perspective, is an important step in supporting the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines). This book contributes to the global effort by offering knowledge, insights and lessons about small-scale fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The 20 case studies included in the book make explicit the various dimensions that are intrinsic to small-scale fisheries in the region, and identify conditions and situations that affect the wellbeing of fishing communities. The book offers insights regarding the challenges faced by small-scale fisheries in the region, and, aligning with the objectives of the SSF Guidelines, provides lessons and experiences about how to make small-scale fishing communities viable while maintaining sustainable fisheries.


This important book illustrates the complexity, diversity, and dynamics of small-scale fisheries in the Latin American and Caribbean region and presents experiences, tools, and approaches to lead towards sustainable and viable fisheries. The reader will gain a new understanding on the range of actions, approaches, and information needed for their successful management.

John F. Caddy, International Fisheries Expert

This book, prepared by the Too Big To Ignore partnership, constitutes a very valuable resource for policy makers, fisheries scientists, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, and fishing communities interested in putting in place sound management strategies, research, and actions to contribute to the sustainability of small-scale fisheries and food security in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

Juan Carlos Seijo, Professor of Fisheries Bioeconomics at Marist University of Merida


Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Big Questions About Sustainability and Viability in Small-Scale Fisheries

    Chuenpagdee, Ratana (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Overview of Small-Scale Fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean: Challenges and Prospects

    Oliveira Leis, Mirella (et al.)

    Pages 15-47

  • Adaptive Capacity to Coastal Disasters: Challenges and Lessons from Small-Scale Fishing Communities in Central-Southern Chile

    Marín, Andrés

    Pages 51-78

  • Small-Scale Fisheries on the Pacific Coast of Colombia: Historical Context, Current Situation, and Future Challenges

    Castellanos-Galindo, Gustavo A. (et al.)

    Pages 79-100

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  • Cooperation, Competition, and Attitude Toward Risk of Small-Scale Fishers as Adaptive Strategies: The Case of Yucatán, Mexico

    Salas, Silvia (et al.)

    Pages 101-123

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eBook 107,09 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76078-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76077-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Viability and Sustainability of Small-Scale Fisheries in Latin America and The Caribbean
Editors
  • Silvia Salas
  • Maria Jose Barragan-Paladines
  • Ratana Chuenpagdee
Series Title
MARE Publication Series
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76078-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76078-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76077-3
Series ISSN
2212-6260
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 574
Number of Illustrations and Tables
44 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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