Coastal and marine resource management in the Galapagos Islands and the Archipelago of San Andres: Issues, problems and opportunities

Mark Baine, Marion Howard, Sandy Kerr, Graham Edgar, Veronica Toral

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    Abstract

    Tourism and fisheries comprise the economic backbone of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and the Archipelago of San Andres, Colombia. The health of fishery resources, the environment and their dependant industries is discussed against a background of policy development and user conflicts, supported by a range of technical studies undertaken between 1998 and 2002, setting the scene for an examination of a more participatory and effective role for local stakeholders in the management of their island resources. Local stakeholders have been involved in guiding plans on future management of both islands' resources including Biosphere Reserve designation of the San Andres Archipelago and the development of a Special Law for Galapagos. Their participation is deemed essential to progress in marine resource management and zoning initiatives within the islands. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)148-173
    Number of pages26
    JournalOcean and Coastal Management
    Volume50
    Issue number3-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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