Fiji PROCFish/C - Socio-Economic survey 2007-2009

Date created: 25 May 2022 Version 01

The coastal component of the Pacific Regional Oceanic and Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (PROCFish/C) conducted fieldwork in four locations around Fiji Islands in June and July 2007, and February 2009. This followed previous work funded by the MacArthur Foundation at locations in Fiji Islands in September to November 2002, and April to June 2003 under "The joint application of demography and ecology in evaluating the role of coastal fisheries resources in Pacific Island: the DemEcoFish project". Fiji Islands is one of 17 Pacific Island countries and territories being surveyed over a 5-6 year period by PROCFish/C or its associated programme CoFish (Pacific Regional Coastal Fisheries Development Programme).

The aim of the survey work was to provide baseline information on the status of reef fisheries, and to help fill the massive information gap that hinders the effective management of reef fisheries.

Survey work in Fiji Islands covered three disciplines (finfish, invertebrate and socioeconomic) in each site, with programme scientists and several local counterparts from the Ministry of Fisheries and Forests (MFF) and the University of the South Pacific (USP). The fieldwork included capacity building for the local counterparts through instruction on survey methodologies in all three disciplines, including the collection of data and inputting the data into the programme's database.

Version 01: This is the final, clean, labelled and anonymized version of the Master file.

-HOUSEHOLD: Household size and composition; Ranked sources of income and average household expenditure level; Average household consumption patterns and sources; Average number of fishers and boats per household.
-INDIVIDUAL: Education level of adult members of the household; When, how often and during which months of the year fishers go out to particulat habitats; Average catch size; Catch composition; Fishing techniques; Proportion of the catch targeted for subsistence, gift and sale, and preservation; How finfish and invertebrates are preserved; Community's fishing grounds; Management rules; Major problems relating to the use/management of the community's marine resources; Quantities by species or groups marketed; Quality and processing level of species marketed; Price in local currency/USD; Client groups; Quantitative and qualitative changes in marketing perceived over a period of time.

  • Collection start: 2007
  • Collection end: 2009
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Data and Resources

Licence Other (Open) [Open Data]
  • SPC_FJI_2007_SE-PROCFISH_v01_M_v01_A_PUF
Issued 2020-02-18
Modified 2020-02-18
Version 01
DCAT Type Text
Publisher Name
  • Coastal Fisheries Programme
Contact Point
Contact Name
  • Coastal Fisheries Programmes

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