Oceans of opportunity? The limits of maritime claims in the Western and Central Pacific Region
Navigating Pacific fisheries analyses the legal and policy context for the conservation, management and exploitation of tuna fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific region. Each chapter analyses and explores a key legal or policy issue of the tuna fisheries with a particular focus on Pacific island interests. These fisheries have long been viewed as the primary development opportunity for many of the region's developing island States. While coastal fisheries provide important sources of traditional food and income to artisanal communities, the oceanic tuna fisheries are the cornerstone upon which many Pacifice island States depend for revenue and economic activity. The book explores these matters in two parts: Part One focuses on the impacts of global legal and policy trends on the conservation and management of the Western and Central Pacific tuna fisheries: Part Two focuses on the impacts of regional legal and policy trends on the conservation and management of the Western and Central Pacific tuna fisheries.