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Sustainability of tropical small-scale fisheries: Integrated assessment in French Guiana

Abstract : Like many tropical small-scale fisheries, the French Guiana coastal fishery is characterized by the high fish biodiversity of its ecosystem, the weak selectivity of the fleets exploiting the resources, and the heterogeneity of the vessels in terms of size and fishing techniques. The Rapfish method is used to assess sustainability within 11 fishery systems by means of 27 attributes relating to ecological, economic, social, and technological fields. Overall results indicate an average performance in the weak sustainability range. Comparisons made among the FSs show a gradient of sustainability performance from the western portion of the coast to the eastern portion. Several recommendations are formulated to raise the current "sustainability" status, such as the reduction of discards. This study is used as a complementary tool to the bioeconomic model in order to define a sustainable management plan for the French Guiana coastal fishery. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Abdoul Ahad Cisse, Fabian Blanchard, Olivier Guyader. Sustainability of tropical small-scale fisheries: Integrated assessment in French Guiana. Marine Policy, 2014, 44, pp.397--405. ⟨10.1016/j.marpol.2013.10.003⟩. ⟨hal-01725522⟩



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