Economic Development, Marine Protected Areas and Gendered Access to Fishing Resources in a Polynesian Lagoon

Barbara Endemaño Walker
Michael Robinson

This study examines the potential socio-spacial impacts of a new series of marine protected areas (MPAs) on fishers in Moorea, French Polynesia. The establishment of the MPAs is contextualized within recent and historical processes of economic development and theories of women in development and gender, culture and development. Seventy adults from three neighbourhoods in Moorea were interviewed. Unlike most fishing cultures and communities throughout the Pacific Islands, men and women in Moorea have similar, as opposed to segregated, spatial patterns of fishing activities and fishing methods.

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March 22, 2021
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