This project was designed to identify ecological, social and institutional criteria for the selection and beneficial use of harvest reserves in tropical river fisheries, and to develop guidelines for their management. The purpose of the guidelines is the delivery of economic benefits to fishing communities, derived from enhanced recruitment to exploited fish stocks and from improved management of the fisheries. The project ran from November 1997 to May 2000. The project investigations included preliminary surveys and categorisation of reserves in three Indonesian study provinces (Jambi, South Sumatra and West Kalimantan), followed by 13-14 month detailed monitoring programmes of both biological and socio-economic data, and 'RRA' and institutional analyses at a sub-selection of 8-9 study sites.
Fisheries Management Science Programme, Department for International Development, London, UK, 16 pp.