Coastal resource management and social differences in Philippine fishing communities

James F. Eder

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Class, ethnic, and gender differences among fisherfolk powerfully influence how the benefits and costs of coastal resource management programs are perceived and experienced in Philippine fishing communities. These and other social differences also limit the efficacy of community participation in these programs and hence the role that local communities can be expected to play in fisheries co-management regimes. Greater attention to institutional changes is needed if the management potential of such regimes is to be realized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-169
Number of pages23
JournalHuman Ecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005


  • Co-management
  • Coastal resources
  • Community
  • Fisherfolk
  • Philippines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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