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Palau’s sea cucumber fisheries the economic rationale for sustainable management

Series number: 
44

Yayasan Strategi Konservasi Indonesia

CSF Indonesia launch event

Dr. Rusdian Lubis, Mubariq Ahmad, and John Reid

It is with great delight that we announce the official launch of CSF Indonesia!

Graduación 2016 México curso Herramientas económicas

Herramientas Económicas para la Conservación de la Naturaleza - México y el Arrecife Mesoamericano 2016

 

Hace aproximadamente un mes, el curso de Herramientas Económicas, en su tercera edición con enfoque marino-costero y pesquería, concluyó de manera satisfactoria. El curso se llevó a cabo en instalaciones de El mangle, en La Paz Baja California Sur, México. Se contó con la participación de 20 profesionales conservacionistas, quienes representaron a 17 instituciones públicas, académicas y ONGs de Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico.

After CSF analysis, Palau to close fishery for recovery

Ngardmau Palau fisheries training conservation economics value chainHairy Grayfish. Photo credit: Richard Brooks

Economic Tools for Marine Conservation - Indonesia 2016

The course gave me new perspective on how economics can give solutions to marine problems. I will teach what I learned here to my students in Papua. Marsi Adi Purwadi, Papua

Twenty-four Indonesian conservation professionals participated in the two-week CSF’s course held in Bali on May 2016. Nineteen institutions were represented including the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Dept of Environment and Forestry, University of Indonesia, TNC, WWF, as well as other national universities and NGOs and private consultants.

The Economic Benefits of the Red Abalone Fishery in Northern California

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15
Artisanal fisherman in Brazil

Mapping the Value Chain of Artisanal Fisheries of the Brazilian Amazon Coast

In the Amazon, artisanal fishing is an activity of paramount importance to the livelihood, culture and income of indigenous peoples and traditional communities. At present, there are several bottlenecks in the production, processing and commercialization of products that hinder the structure and development of artisanal fisheries value chains.

In July 2015, CSF begun mapping value chains of fisheries held by traditional communities in the Brazilian Amazon: production chains of shrimp fisheries in the Brazilian states of Amapá, Pará and Maranhão and production chains of crab fisheries in the state of Pará.

CSF Conservation Strategy Fund California Sonoma Coast abalone fishing

Economic value and impact of recreational abalone fishing

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p style="text-align: justify;">Abalone is one of the iconic species of the California coast and supports a recreational fishery enjoyed by over 30,000 anglers annually. Because of the abalone’s reproductive processes and lengthy juvenile period, overexploitation and other detrimental factors can have a long-lasting and potentially catastrophic impact on the population. The numbers of abalone on the coast of California have been declining in recent decades and, as a result, only red abalone may be fished recreationally and only north of the San Francisco Bay. In 2011 the red abalone of Sonoma and Marin Counties suffered from a red tide, an algal bloom that decimated the population.

CSF dives into Indonesia!

Potato Game

The outdoor pavilion in the center of Mimpi Resort Menjangan rang with shouts of “Potatoes! Very Cheap!” “$6 a bag! Who will sell for 6?” “Cheapest in town! Come see my potatoes!” “Who wants to make a deal?” And our course on Economic Tools for Marine Conservation in Indonesia was underway. Twenty-two participants from institutions around the country were engaged in their first economic game, experiencing the principles of microeconomics by participating in a market, and working towards an equilibrium price for a sack of potatoes.

What is Conservation Economics?

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Photo credit: Fernanda Preto

There’s no Wikipedia page so you can be forgiven for suspecting that I’m making it up. But Conservation Economics is actually being practiced by a bunch of serious people engaged in one of the most profound challenges of our time - averting massive losses in the diversity of Earth's life forms. So if it doesn’t exist, it’s time we brought it into being. Here goes:

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