Nauru PROCFish/C - Socio-Economic survey 2005

Date created: 25 May 2022 Version 01

The coastal component of the Pacific Regional Oceanic and Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (PROCFish/C) and the (Pacific Regional) Coastal Fisheries Development Programme (CoFish) conducted fieldwork around Nauru in October and November 2005.

Given the size of Nauru, it was treated as a single site, with large areas surveyed and a country profile developed. Survey work in Nauru covered three disciplines (finfish, invertebrate and socioeconomic), with the work undertaken by a team of five programme scientists and several local attachments from the fisheries department. 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.

The aim of the survey work is 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. Nauru is one of 17 countries and territories being surveyed over a five to six year period by the PROCFish/C and CoFish programme. Other outputs from the overall work of the programme include the implementing of the first comprehensive multi-country comparative assessment of reef fisheries (including resource and human components) ever undertaken in the Pacific Islands region using identical methodologies at each site; the dissemination of results in country reports that comprise a set of “reef fisheries profiles” for the sites in each country, in order to provide information for coastal fisheries development and management planning; the development of a set of indicators (or fishery status reference points) to provide guidance when developing local and national reef fishery management plans and monitoring programmes; and the development of data and information management systems, including regional and national databases.

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: 2005
  • Collection end: 2005
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Data and Resources

Licence Other (Open) [Open Data]
  • SPC_NRU_2005_SE-PROCFISH_v01_M_v01_A_PUF
Issued 2020-07-10
Modified 2020-07-10
Version 01
DCAT Type Text
Publisher Name
  • Coastal Fisheries Programme
Contact Point
Contact Name
  • Coastal Fisheries Programmes

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