This paper reviews the present state of reef fishing activities in Kenya and the tropics using the driver-pressure-state-impacts-response (DPSIR) framework. It identifies appropriate indicators that would evaluate the problem of overfishing and the use of destructive fishing gear, and discusses policy considerations for the Kenyan small-scale fishery. We conclude that the DPSIR framework works well at simplifying the complexity of reef fisheries management and serves to inform policy makers, scientists and general public on the relevance of indicators to monitor changes in the status of reefs. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- INTEGRATED COASTAL MANAGEMENT
- ECOSYSTEM APPROACH