Coastal and Marine Resource Governance in the Eastern Caribbean

This project will focus on understanding governance issues related to small-scale fisheries and coastal management in the Eastern Caribbean.

Researchers will examine how present and planned marine and coastal resource governance initiatives can become better adapted and more resilient to the needs of diverse stakeholders. Specifically, the researchers will construct a conceptual framework for applied research on marine resource governance; investigate small-scale fisheries governance using cross-scale network analyses; build the capacity of research partners to undertake and use their own research; facilitate the incorporation of the research results into marine resource governance; and establish applied research on marine resource governance as a new demand-driven program.

The project is expected to yield lessons for the Caribbean and beyond.

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Start Date

Thursday, March 1, 2007

End Date

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


48 months

IDRC Officer

De Plaen, Renaud

Total funding

CA$ 557,400


North and Central America, South America, West Indies


Agriculture and Food Security

Project Leader

Patrick McConney


University of the West Indies

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