REPORT: Legal and Policy Gaps in the Management of the Live Reef Food Fish Trade in the Coral Triangle



Posted on 05 September 2012  | 
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This report examines the legal and policy framework for the live reef food fish trade (LRFFT) in the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and East Timor.

It looks at four key areas: ecosystem approach to fisheries management; port state measures; trade and market measures; and combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The report goes on to compare the domestic implementation of LRFFT using benchmarks established under relevant international instruments and CTI management goals. Trends are highlighted in terms of gaps in domestic legal frameworks and options are provided for CTI countries to improve LRFFT management.
Cover for Legal and Policy Gaps in the Management of the Live Reef Food Fish Trade in the Coral Triangle
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