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Vanuatu National Fisheries Sector Policy 2016-2031

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2016
The Vanuatu National Fisheries Sector Policy sets out the vision, high-level policy directions, and strategic implementation framework for the sustainable conservation, management and development of fisheries and aquaculture in the Republic of Vanuatu, and ensures integrated approaches across all sectors. 

The policy highlights priority issues in this sector and set outs a number of key strategic actions to address these challenges. It focuses on improving:  

1) Fisheries governance, and sustainable and economically viable fisheries and aquaculture; 
2) Access to finance, improved infrastructures, market access, seafood safety and value- adding; 
3) Sustainable growth, employment, food security and livelihood. 

This policy is structured around eight strategic policy objectives, each of which is underpinned by more specific strategic actions and policy directives. Strategic policy objection no. 5 focuses on environment management, climate change and disaster risk reduction. It is underpinned by the following strategic actions:

  • Strategic action 24: Undertake an environmental impact assessment and baseline study to assess climate change impacts
  • Strategic action 25: Implement mitigation and adaptation activities in readiness for disasters
  • Strategic action 26: Promote community-based management and climate change adaptation
  • Strategic action 27: Work with communities to identify and establish marine conservation areas and develop ecotourism ventures
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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