One of Adrian Arias’ PhD chapters has just been published online. The article describes the lack of coordination between government, an NGO concerned with sustainable fisheries, and a regional fisheries management organisation (RFMO). Information obtained by the NGO indicated illegal fishing in Costa Rican waters, but the government has yet to react. The article states: … Continue reading New paper – Combatting illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing with information: A case of probable illegal fishing in the Tropical Eastern Pacific
Check out the latest paper from the Conservation Planning Group and the Cinner Research Group on the Human Dimensions of Coral Reefs. If fished illegally, marine protected areas (MPAs) are unlikely reach their conservation objectives. Fishers’ compliance is necessary for effective MPAs. In this paper we answer critical questions for understanding and managing compliance. The … Continue reading New Paper: Levels and drivers of fishers’ compliance with marine protected areas
Conservation scientists say there needs to be a new approach to protecting offshore marine reserves. Illegal fishing in marine reserves will be a major focus at the IUCN World Parks Congress, which has opened in Sydney. Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University, who are … Continue reading Combating illegal fishing in offshore marine reserves
PhD student Adrian Arias sends news from Costa Rica, and asks the tough question: Are developing countries fit to effectively manage protected areas? I am currently doing fieldwork in Costa Rica, my country, for my PhD studies on fishers’ compliance with marine protected areas (MPAs). This is a short and quick write-up of my impressions … Continue reading Impressions from Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica
Adriana Chacon will be presenting her MPhil confirmation seminar: “The contribution of the environment to wellbeing: a case study in Australia and Costa Rica.” The aim of this project is to investigate the contribution of the environment to wellbeing. To accomplish this she will be testing the extent to which subjective measures of wellbeing (specifically, … Continue reading SEMINAR: Adriana Chacon – The contribution of the environment to wellbeing: a case study in Australia and Costa Rica.