Improving reef resilience through sustainable fishery management on Diego Garcia


British Indian Ocean Territory
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Ref: DPLUS127

Status: Current

Round:
9
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Partners:
Bangor University, AIMS - Australian Institute of Marine Science
Start Date:
01-08-21
End Date:
30-06-24
Funding:
£314,019.00
Website:
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
British Indian Ocean Territory
Project Summary:
Significant concerns exist over the sustainability of Diego Garcia’s (DG) reef fisheries. We will conduct an urgent impact assessment of DG’s two fisheries, quantify their true nature and extent, develop biological reference points and elucidate spawning seasons for vulnerable reef predators. We will also determine the societal drivers of fishing, the current understanding of existing fishery regulations, and stakeholder perceptions of management options. We will produce feasible, effective management recommendations and engage stakeholders to ensure long-term sustainable fisheries management.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS127 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-06-21 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS127 HYR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-11-25 00:00:00