Co-management Approaches

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About 400 villages in Fiji have established locally managed marine areas with support from the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Areas network. Photo © Joau Paulo Krajewski

Co-management is an approach to managing marine resources that involves the sharing of responsibility and authority between governments and local communities and can also include NGO’s and research institutions.

Locally managed marine areas (LMMAs) and marine conservation agreements are two approaches to marine management that involve aspects of co-management such as the involvement of communities and/or local governments in decision-making and implementation.

Read more about locally managed marine areas and marine conservation agreements in the following sections.

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