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Living from the sea: culture and marine conservation in Fiji

Veitayaki, Joeli and Breckwoldt, A. and Sigarua, Tareguci and Bulai, Nanise and Rokomate-Nakoro, Akosita D. (2014) Living from the sea: culture and marine conservation in Fiji. iTaukei Trust Fund Board, Suva, Fiji. ISBN 9789829160034

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      Abstract

      Living From the Sea: Culture and Marine Conservation in Fiji explores the intricate web of culture, traditional practices, structure, beliefs and knowledge of local communities in the Fiji Islands and its significance in the management of marine resource as well as island development in general. This book provides a complex and dynamic synthesis of activities and undertakings observed in local communities to highlight the importance of cultural factors in influencing resource management decisions and their effectiveness. In addition, the book outlines the factors that contribute towards sustainable development in rural communities. Drawing from local examples in rural development and the strengthening of the human capacity, Living FromThe Sea shares ideas, experiences, challenges and outcomes of community-based marine resource management initiatives trialed in Fiji. Consequent changes associated with marine managed areas are highlighted while a way forward that takes advantage of the cultural roles of the islanders and their respective influences is shown.

      Item Type: Book
      Additional Information: Book Launched on 31st March 2016 at SMS, USP
      Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
      Q Science > Q Science (General)
      Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Marine Studies
      Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
      Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2014 16:11
      Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 17:42
      URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7718
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