Coastal management processes need to be both responsive and adaptive to changing needs, threats and circumstances in ecological and socio-economic conditions. Thus long-term monitoring and response mechanisms are needed that can detect changes at relevant scales, identify likely causes of these changes, and recommend management responses and adaptations to deal with them.
In the aftermath of the tsunami it became apparent, that more long-term programmes for monitoring socio-economic and ecosystem indicators were needed in the region. Coastal management tends to be based on relatively fixed plans, and lacks flexibility to adapt, respond and reorient itself as needs and conditions change.
Furthemore, new interventions, such as replanting of mangroves, needs associated monitoring programmes. Methodologies are now widely available, for both socio-economic and ecological monitoring in the field, as well as for broader spatial assessment using satellite imagery.
MFF seeks to improve coastal management by applying ecological and socio-economic assessment and monitoring mechanisms for key MFF actions.
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|14. Promoting adaptive coastal management programmes that include ongoing ecological and socio-economic assessment and monitoring
Kochi, India 28 Oct - 30 Oct 2013
In light of the concerns for coastal fisheries, MFF held a regional expert meeting to explore ecosystems based approaches to management and conservation of fisheries and marine biodiversity in the Asia Region. The sympos...