The aims of this project are to identify ecological and institutional criteria for the selection and beneficial use of harvest reserves in tropical, artisanal river fisheries; and develop guidelines for their co-management in Indonesia. The purpose of the guidelines will be the delivery of economic benefits to fishing communities, derived from enhanced recruitment to exploited fish stocks. The project will run from November 1997 to March 2000. This report describes the Monitoring Programme, as finalised and implemented during field activities during July and September 1998. The objectives of the Monitoring Programme are to collect data on a range of study sites, as required to (1) approximately estimate the impacts of different types of reserves (how useful might riverine reserves actually be?), (2) determine what is important for the effective management of reserves (the selection and co-management criteria), and (3) demonstrate also the broader implications and requirements of other management tools and approaches for floodplain river fisheries, to show how reserves might be integrated into existing systems.
Fisheries Management Science Programme, Department for International Development, London, UK, 60 pp.