Title

Putting into practice an ecosystem approach to managing sea cucumber fisheries

Document Type

Report

Publication details

FAO 2010, Putting into practice an ecosystem approach to managing sea cucumber fisheries, written and prepared by S Purcell, FAO fisheries and aquaculture technical paper no. 81, FAO, Rome. ISBN: 9789251066607

Chapter available on Open Access

Abstract

Boom-and-bust cycles are commonplace in the exploitation history of sea cucumber fisheries but pandemic overfishing to critical levels now threatens the persistence of breeding stocks for future generations of coastal fishers. Resource managers must embrace an ecosystem approach to fisheries, in which biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services and the concerns of stakeholders are taken into account alongside of the productivity of stocks and the economic gains from fishing. This booklet provides a "roadmap" for developing and implementing better management of sea cucumber fisheries.--Publisher's description.