Pioneered global LMMA model for coastal resource management in support of food security, biodiversity preservation and climate change adaptation. In Fiji alone, more than 80 percent of inshore areas are under local management.
Demonstrated best practices for advancing sustainable community development and poverty alleviation, receiving prestigious awards such as the Equator Prize and the WWF’s Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award.
LMMA approaches embedded in national, regional, and international fisheries and conservation frameworks and policies, such as National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plans, Green Growth Frameworks, Fisheries Roadmaps and Pacific Oceanscape Framework.
Demonstrated measurable benefits of local management on governance, income, fish biomass, and rare species. Relevant publications: Jupiter et al (2014), Pac Con Biol, and Rocliffe et al (2014), PLoS ONE.