RESOURCE CENTER

Welcome to our Resource Center. Here you can find various tools, including guidebooks, posters and links to more information. There are also reports, academic papers, and information on courses, job opportunities around the region, and more.

Please note that the LMMA Network does not necessarily endorse the resources listed herein; we simply provide them as a courtesy for users. If you have any resources you think we should list, please contact us.

  • This guide and series of information sheets, produced jointly by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the LMMA Network, aim to help communities improve the management of key food species in the Pacific region.

  • This poster depicts the Adaptive Management Cycle as used by the Fiji Locally-Managed Marine Area Network (FLMMA), including assessment, awareness raising, issue identification, action planning, implementation and monitoring, and analysing and communicating results.
    2010

  • This LMMA Network "Community Storybook" is a collection of lessons, tips and experiences shared during the Community Exchange session at the 2008 LMMA Network-wide Meeting in Fiji. It is intended to be strategically introduced to communities as part of a workshop or community awareness event. We recommend leaving ample time for elaboration and discussion of the points in the storybook, particularly the more sensitive or debatable ones.
    November 2009

  • This guide developed by the LMMA Network gives instructions for engaging local communities and setting up an LMMA. Available in English and French.
    March 2008

  • This video produced by the LMMA Network highlights successes, challenges and advice from communities and practitioners gleaned from their experience in managing their marine areas.
    25 minutes plus a 15-minute extra feature.
    To order DVD, please email info@lmmanetwork.org (cost is US$10 to cover materials and shipping) or watch online.
    July 2007

  • Produced by the University of the South Pacific Institute of Applied Science in conjunction with the Fiji LMMA Network, this 41-minute program demonstrates step-by-step how to conduct biological monitoring surveys of community fishing grounds and protected areas. It is intended for communities and practitioners who have already progressed through the LMMA Project Planning Process or similar activities.
    To order DVD, please email info@lmmanetwork.org (cost is US$20 to cover materials and shipping) or watch online.
    2006

  • This guide was developed to document the process and activities that WorldFish staff have used and adapted as facilitators working with communities interested in marine resource management in Solomon Islands (2005-2013).

  • Designing Effective Locally Managed Areas in Tropical Marine Environments (Bahasa version). A Booklet to help sustain community benefits through management for fisheries, ecosystems and climate change. Created by Coral Triangle Support Partnership and Coral Triangle Initiative. Bahasa translation as well as differences in content adapted for local conditions provided by the Indonesia LMMA Network.

  • A Facilitator's Guide to help sustain community benefits through management for fisheries, ecosystems and climate change. Created by Coral Triangle Support Partnership and Coral Triangle Initiative. Bahasa translation as well as differences in content adapted for local conditions provided by the Indonesia LMMA Network.

  • This guide and series of information sheets, produced jointly by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the LMMA Network, aim to help communities improve the management of key food species in the Pacific region.

  • Syakur et. al, 2012. Multidisciplinary approaches to managing seascapes are increasingly being recognized as best practice and therefore prioritized by conservation agencies. For most coastal areas the strengthening of customary marine tenure, rules and regulations should yield even greater biodiversity and livelihood benefits. Here, the authors present the conservation planning results from a locally-managed marine area program initiated by the Government of Aceh, Indonesia, which aimed to empower coastal communities to sustainably and equitably manage marine resources with local government.

  • Marjo Vierros, Climate Change, October 2013

    Management activities on the local level could utilize and strengthen traditional knowledge and management systems related to blue carbon ecosystems, and increase both the resilience of biodiversity and that of coastal communities, as well as provide for long-term storage of blue carbon. While the challenge of scaling up local initiatives remains, some concrete examples already exist, such as the network of locally-managed marine areas (LMMAs) in the Pacific and beyond.

  • By Stacy Jupiter, William Saladrau, and Ron Vave. Wildlife Conservation Society/University of the South Pacific/Fiji Department of Fisheries/Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, Suva, Fiji, 22 pp.

    This report details findings from a 24 day survey of sea cucumber resources and the status of the fishery from 10 islands (Cicia, Fulaga, Kabara, Mago, Matuku, Moala, Totoya, Tuvuca, Vanua Vatu, Vanuabalavu) in Lau Province, Fiji

  • Govan, Jupiter and Comley.RECOGNITION AND SUPPORT OF ICCAs IN FIJI. A case study for: RECOGNISING AND SUPPORTING TERRITORIES AND AREAS CONSERVED BY INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES. Global Overview and National Case Studies. Edited by Ashish Kothari, with Colleen Corrigan, Harry Jonas, Aurélie Neumann, and Holly Shrumm. ICCA Consortium, IUCN/TILCEPA, Kalpavriksh, and Natural Justice. CBD Secretariat Technical Series No. 64

  • MORENA MILLS, STACY D. JUPITER, ROBERT L. PRESSEY, NATALIE C. BAN, AND JAMES COMLEY. Every action in a conservation plan has a different level of effect and consequently contributes differentially to conservation. We examined how several community-based, marine, management actions differed in their contribution to national-level conservation goals in Fiji. Conservation Biology, 2011

  • Govan et al 2011. Recommendations from Ten Years of Monitoring under the LMMA Network’s Learning Framework. Drafting team of the LMMA Network Learning Committee: Hugh Govan, James Comley, Wendy Tan, Michael Guilbeaux, Ron Vave* April 2011

  • Andrew, Wayne. 2010. "LMMA Network", U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Twenty-fourth Meeting, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, September 13-16, panel on Peer Learning Networks to discuss the various networks and tools available throughout Micronesia to move the Micronesia Challenge forward.

  • Govan, H. 2009. Achieving the potential of locally managed marine areas in the South Pacific. SPC Traditional Marine Resource Management and Knowledge Information Bulletin #25 – July 2009, pp16-25.

  • Govan, H., A. Tawake, I. Korovulavula and S. Tawakelevu. 2009. Summary analysis of site support costs for Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area (FLMMA) - Institute of Applied Sciences (USP) sites. IAS Technical Report
    2009/02. June 2009. University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

  • World Resources Institute (WRI) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme, United Nations
    Environment Programme, and World Bank. 2008. Update: Scaling Up Local Management of Coastal Fisheries in Fiji. In World Resources 2008: Roots of Resilience—Growing the Wealth of the Poor. Washington, DC: WRI. 38-46.