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Title: Is the ecosystem approach to fisheries management an effective tool for small-scale fisheries? The case of the purse seine fisheries in Lebanon
Authors: Nader, Manal 
Indary, Shadi A. 
Abou Dagher, Manale 
Vasconcellos, Marcelo
Majdalani, Samir
Dimech, Mark
Lahoud, Imad
Jawhar, Samher
Charbel, Nammour
Affiliations: Institute of the Environment 
Institute of the Environment 
Institute of the Environment 
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Part of: Transition towards an ecosystem approach to fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea
Issue: 681
Start page: 37
End page: 54
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched the
‘Scientific and Institutional Cooperation to Support Responsible Fisheries in the Eastern
Mediterranean’ (EastMed) project in 2009 to support regional cooperation and to
further develop the multidisciplinary expertise necessary to formulate appropriate
management measures. One of the goals pursued by the project has been to
mainstream the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) in the participating countries
to ensure rational, responsible and participative fisheries management (Nader et al.,
In this context, and on the request of the Directorate of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW)
of the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), the FAO-EastMed project supported a pilot case
study in 2016 on the implementation of the EAF in the purse seine fishery in Lebanon.
The pilot study was carried out with the support of the DFW-MoA and was executed
in collaboration with the Marine and Coastal Resources Programme of the Institute of
Environment, University of Balamand (MCR-IoE-UoB). The aim of the pilot study was
to guide the DFW-MoA in the development of coordinated and participative fisheries
management plans following the EAF principles and tools (FAO, 2012).
This paper describes the process of development of the management plan for
small-scale purse seine fisheries, and discusses the main lessons learned from the
implementation of the EAF in Lebanon.
ISBN: 9789251356173
ISSN: 2070-7010
DOI: 10.4060/cb8268en
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Technical Paper
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