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Social-Ecological Systems Meta-Analysis Database: Component

SummaryThis refers to the rules, regulations and processes used to govern fish resources within the LMMA of Community D.
ProjectFiji fisheries
SubtypeInformal Governance System
Begin Date2010
ExplanationPHC was initially established in 2010.
End DateCurrent
Governance ScaleSub-national (State, Province, District)
Governance System DescriptionManagement Regime: Village has their own i kanakana (subdivision of qoliqoli, not legally demarcated). There are other areas which are considered shared fishing ground with other villages. But this fishing area is rarely used. This village mostly confines their fishing efforts in their designated i kanakana. For the respective villages in the District, they all have their own I kanakana which combined comes under the qoliqoli within the stewardship of the high chief. The high chief can make decisions about resource use in the whole qoliqoli. At the request of the high chief the tabu can be opened. The high chief does not reside in Nauouo. Tabu establishment: Established it in 2010 by the elders (clan and tribe chiefs), with IAS-USP as the FLMMA co-management partner. The location was picked because it was believed to be a productive area and it is right in front of the village, so easy to monitor. It is unclear about whether the tabu was endorsed by the chief, but clear that most people in the village did not know about the boundaries and people in adjacent villages did not know of its existence (as reported to WCS staff doing HH surveys in neighbouring villages).
Governance TriggerMissing
CentralizationHighly decentralized (1)
Metric DiversityHigh: Many metrics for success (3)
ExplanationFish resources are managed with a number of different social, economic and ecological objectives.
Phc Management ScaleDistrict