LMMA News and Updates

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LMMA Network receives science award for fostering global model for community-led conservation

BRISBANE, Australia – The LMMA Network was awarded the prestigious 2016 Distinguished Service Award for conservation achievement from the Society of Conservation Biology Oceania Conference, for its “extraordinary achievements in advancing and scaling up the practice of community-based marine resource management and conservation in Oceania.” “This award honours all the community leaders, communities and members, local partners and country

Fiji LMMA receives Duke of Edinburgh Award

Alifereti Tawake, a community advocate and marine researcher from Kadavu, today received the prestigious WWF’s Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award for his tireless support of communities throughout the region to better manage the land and sea.

Calls for increased government support for communities

Buoyed by two successive regional meetings of fisheries and government experts, Pacific Islands community leaders are hopeful their calls for support in meeting their food and income needs were finally heard.

Vitawa takes the lead in 4FJ campaign

The 4FJ campaign sought pledges from across Fiji not to eat, buy or sell the fish during its peak breeding months.

Traditional Resource Management Bulletin, SPC Jun 2014

This edition contains three contributions. The first, “Developing a common understanding of taxonomy for fisheries management in north Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands,” Philippa Cohen and seven co-authors document the local language names and etymology of marine fishes and invertebrates.

MPAs not a solution, Fiji Times

WHILE communities have done commendable work in implementing marine protected areas (MPAs) in their respective coastal zones, they must remember that MPAs are a tool — not a complete solution.

Great service by fish wardens, Fiji Times

This edition contains three contributions. The first, “Developing a common understanding of taxonomy for fisheries management in north Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands,” Philippa Cohen and seven co-authors document the local language names and etymology of marine fishes and invertebrates.

LMMA Network News & Tools Bulletin, May-Jun 2014

This edition contains three contributions. The first, “Developing a common understanding of taxonomy for fisheries management in north Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands,” Philippa Cohen and seven co-authors document the local language names and etymology of marine fishes and invertebrates.

Managing Marine Areas, Fiji Times

OUT of the 1800-plus villages in Fiji, about 420 have established locally managed marine areas (LMMAs). More village areas, however, need to become part of this initiative if their livelihoods are to be made sustainable.

Brad Carte, New FLMMA Coordinator

The LMMA Network welcomes Brad Carte, FLMMA's new Country Coordinator, who joined the Network in late 2013. An honorary fellow at the Institute of Applied Sciences, USP, and a Lecturer in the School of Marine Studies, Brad has a PhD in Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and over 20 years pharmaceutical industry experience in developing and managing large scale programs for the sustainable development of natural resources, with a special focus on the marine environment.