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Introduction to research project SOCPacific : a Sea of Connections : a interdisciplinary, multi-level and multi-stakeholder study of South Pacific fisheries

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  • Fache, Elodie
  • Breckwoldt, A.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
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Horizon Pleins textes
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English
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Abstract

The Franco-German research project 'A Sea of Connections: Contextualizing Fisheries in the South Pacific Region’ (SOCPacific, 2018-2021) aims to explore the large web of socio-cultural, policy and geopolitical connections within which both coastal and oceanic fishing practices and fisheries management endeavours occur in this intricate and ever-changing regional setting. After some brief background, this research note presents the project’s set of more specific objectives. It then outlines the rationale for choosing three study areas (New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji) for our analysis of the complex and dynamic 'sea of connections’ in which South Pacific fisheries are embedded. Finally, it outlines the combination of research tools and concepts that make up the core of the prospected interdisciplinary, multi-level and multi-stakeholder investigations related to these study areas. This approach intends to contribute to the advancement of cross-cutting knowledge in the multi-faceted field of local fisheries management and marine governance.

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