First published in 1989. The Pacific Islands are amongst the poorest countries of the developing world. The special problems of their small size, immense distance from major centres and, for many, very poor agricultural possibilities make development extremely difficult. However, recent new advances in maritime technology in a wide range of different areas present substantial new opportunities. This book surveys the new developments — including extended maritime boundaries; giant clam farming; increased exploitation of ocean minerals and new fisheries techniques — and demonstrates the potential for far-reaching economic and social development.
List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; A.D. Couper Introduction V. Prescott Maritime developments and social change in the Pacific W.M. Sutherland Policy, law and management in Pacific island fisheries M. King, I. Cartwright A. Carver Fisheries development in Pacific islands: some problems in paradise P. Alexander Lessons for the Pacific technology transfer and fishing communities: the Sri Lankan experience C. Tisdell Giant clams in the pacific — the socio-economic potential of a developing technology for their mariculture C. Ifeka Women in fisheries. Why women count: Prospects for self-reliant fisheries development in the South Pacific compared to the Indian Ocean C.A. Matos, J. Kotobalavu Ocean minerals — Prospects for Pacific Island nations M. Ellis Ocean energy developments — Prospects for Pacific island nations A.D. Couper Changes in port and shipping technology in the Pacific and their social impact P. McDonnell Trade and shipping needs for island economies N.T. Riley Aid for maritime developments in the Pacific H.W. Dick Alternative technology — Small commercial sailing vessels. A lost cause? D.M. Waters Improved education and training for new marine technology and social change in the Pacific island nations; Bibliography; Index