Journal of Regional Fisheries
Online ISSN : 2435-712X
Print ISSN : 1342-7857
Present Situation and Problems of Policy for Multi-Functionality of Fisheries and Fishing Community
Hidenori SHIMA
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2009 Volume 49 Issue 3 Pages 35-48


The purpose of this paper is to clarify the present situation and problems of policy for revitalizing fisheries in remote islands, with focusing on keeping multi-functionality of fisheries and fishing community. This paper also assesses whether or not the policy is effective. Multi-functionality is closely linked to fisheries production, as by product. Therefore, there should be fisheries producers being responsible for sustainable production. In this aspect, the policy for revitalizing fisheries in remote islands have negative appraisal. A number of fishing communities applying this policy has concentrated their activities on “cleaning beach” through community-based collaboration. It has not brought enough support to make fishers increase their production. This paper will emphasize the importance of interlocking relationship between increase in production and raise of multi-functionality.

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