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25 July 2008 | dataset

Community-based fisheries management program

The American Samoa Islands and its surrounding waters contain historical, cultural, and natural resources that must be protected, managed, controlled and preserved for the benefit of all people of the Territory and future generations. The protection of these traditionally valuable resources will enhance and increase fish abundance and size for future catch.

When communities participate in the American Samoan Community Based Fisheries Management Program, they adopt a set of by-laws as part of the process. Until now, these have been very hard to enforce because they were not official rules or regulations of the American Samoan government and therefore communities had little authority to enforce rules that were broken by outsiders. To address this challenge, the AS Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources has been working with the Attorney General to develop a standard set of government rules regulations that communities can choose from when developing their fisheries management plans

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 23 p.

Field Value
Publisher American Samoa Government
Modified 15 February 2022
Release Date 25 July 2008
Source URL
Identifier VL-34763
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Pacific Region
Relevant Countries Pacific Region
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name SPREP Records and Archives Officer
Contact Email [email protected]