Closing the Gaps: Building Capacity in Pacific Fisheries Governance and Institutions
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Governance and institutions must function effectively if sustainable development and growth are to occur within the Pacific Islands region. In 2007, the FFA and the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), supported by funding from AusAID, contracted Quentin Hanich, Feleti Teo and Professor Martin Tsamenyi to research governance and institutional gaps within the region that undermine the effective management and development of the region's fish stocks.
Following an intensive round of interviews throughout the Pacific islands region by all three consultants, Mr Hanich authored a comprehensive report that discussed relevant governance and institutional gaps and recommended a number of potential capacity building responses.