Marine management for human development: A review of two decades of scholarly evidence

ArticleinMarine Policy 35(3):351-362 · May 2011with58 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.62 · DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2010.10.015


    This paper reviews the evidence of the impacts of marine management interventions on human development and well-being reported in marine management literature in the past two decades. Documents dealing with fisheries, aquaculture, marine conservation and coastal zone management are assessed in terms of the methodologies used, the human development dimensions considered, and the results reported. The choice of dimensions for defining human development in this literature is contrasted with proposals from the literature on the capability and human development approaches. Possible areas for future research are discussed.