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Fisheries in user conflicts and integrated management

Voksenåsen, Oslo, Norway 18 – 19 March.

Day 1 – Wednesday 18.03.2009

Erlend Moksness (IMR, Norway) - Welcome
Bjørn Hersoug (University of Tromsø, Norway) - “It’s hard to be modest when you are the best” - some considerations regarding the evaluation of Norwegian development cooperation in the fisheries sector

User definitions, conflicts and management principles: The South African example:

Åsmund Bjordal (IMR, Norway): Norway South-African Program (NORSA) Goals and results
Maria Hauck (University of Cape Town, RSA) - Illegal fishing in a MPA: the fight for customary rights in South Africa (article: )


Svein Munkejord (Directorate of Fisheries, Norway) - Users rights and definitions
Moenieba Isaacs (University of Western Cape, RSA) - Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs), poverty and challenges for small-scale fisheries policy, experiences from fishing communities in South Africa.


Tor F. Næsje (NINA, Norway) - Are there user conflicts? Case studies from coastal fisheries in South Africa and river fisheries in Namibia

Discussion and summing up

Day 2 – Thursday 19.03.2009

Arne Eide (University of Tromsø, Norway) - Indicator based management
Ian Bryceson (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway) - Adaptive management approaches in relation to the struggles of small-scale fishers for their rights


Mogens Schou (Ministry of Food, Denmark) - Incentive driven management of fisheries - a tool for developing countries?
Bjørn Hersoug (University of Tromsø, Norway) - Poverty and fisheries. Anything to learn from the Norwegian experience?



List of Participants.