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Gender male
Job title Adviser
Locally Managed Marine Areas Network ( LMMA Network)
PO S-37, Tamavua Suva
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel +679 992 1224
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Degree PhD, BSc(hons), COU/BUP
Job type Natural Resource Management
Research Activities Participatory research, planning and management. Integrated coastal zone management, Education and curriculum design, Facilitation of workshops and meetings. Research in malacology, aquaculture, habitats and environmental impacts of aquaculture and pollution. Economics and marketing of marine produce.

Spanish-English, French, Solomon Is Pijin
Research Region Spain, Scotland, UK, Central America, South Pacific, Solomon Islands
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr Hugh GOVAN)

Govan, H., A. Schwarz and D. Boso. (Submitted). Towards Integrated Islands Management: Lessons from Lau, Malaita, Solomon Islands, for the implementation of national approaches to resource management. Report for WorldFish Centre and SPREP 62pp. Govan, H. (In review). Supplementary Livelihoods Options in Pacific Islands Countries: A review of opportunities and a tool for facilitators and communities. Report for SPREP and FSPI. Pratt, C. and H. Govan. 2010. Our Sea of Islands, Our Livelihoods, Our Oceania. Framework for a Pacific Oceanscape: a catalyst for implementation of ocean policy. SPREP, Apia, Samoa. Pacific Islands Forum Leaders. 2010. Framework for a Pacific Oceanscape. Forum Communique. Annex D. Endorsed at 41st Pacific Islands Forum Port Vila, Vanuatu 4 - 5 August 2010. Developed by Pratt, C. and H. Govan and reviewed by CROP Marine Sector Working Group. MECM/MFMR 2009. Solomon Islands National Plan of Action - Coral Triangle Initiative on coral reefs, fisheries and food security. SIG, Honiara, Solomon Islands. Compiler and facilitator: H. Govan. Govan, H. 2009. Tapping the potential of coastal communities for improving livelihoods and conservation. In: M. Wolff and M. Gardener (eds.), Proceedings of the 2009 Galapagos Science Symposium, Charles Darwin Foundation, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, Ecuador. Pp 43-44. Govan, H. 2009. Achieving the potential of locally managed marine areas in the South Pacific. SPC Traditional Marine Resource Management and Knowledge Information Bulletin #25 – July 2009, pp16-25. http://www.spc.int/coastfish/news/Trad/25/Trad25_16_Govan.pdf Govan, H. 2009. Chapter 6.2: Approaches for coastal planning and resource management. People, participation and the tropical scientist. pp 172-196 In Tropical waters and their living resources: their ecology, assessment and management. M. Wolff (ed.), Verlag H.M. Hauschild GmbH, Bremen, Germany. http://www.hauschild-werbedruck.de/products/Neuerscheinungen/Tropical-Waters-and-their-Living-Resources-Ecology-Assessment-and-Management.html Govan, H., Alifereti Tawake, Kesaia Tabunakawai, Aaron Jenkins, Antoine Lasgorceix, Erika Techera, Hugo Tafea, Jeff Kinch, Jess Feehely, Pulea Ifopo, Roy Hills, Semese Alefaio, Semisi Meo, Shauna Troniak, Siola’a Malimali, Sylvia George, Talavou Tauaefa, Tevi Obed. 2009. Community Conserved Areas: A review of status & needs in Melanesia and Polynesia. ICCA regional review for CENESTA /TILCEPA /TGER /IUCN/ GEF-SGP. http://www.iucn.org/about/union/commissions/ceesp/topics/governance/icca/regional_reviews/ Govan, H. et al. 2009. Status and potential of locally-managed marine areas in the Pacific Island Region: meeting nature conservation and sustainable livelihood targets through wide-spread implementation of LMMAs. SPREP/WWF/WFC-Reefbase/CRISP. 80pp + 5 annexes. http://www.sprep.org/att/publication/000646_LMMA_report.pdf or http://www.crisponline.net/ Govan, H., P. Cohen, C. Vieux, A. Tewfik, M.K. Tan, S.L. Tan, M.J. Radius, L.H. Teh and S.Abdullah, 2009. Map: Marine Managed Areas in the Pacific. SPREP, WWF and WorldFish Center. http://www.reefbase.org/resource_center/publication/main.aspx?refid=27462 Govan, H., A. Tawake, I. Korovulavula and S. Tawakelevu. 2009. Summary analysis of site support costs for Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area (FLMMA) - Institute of Applied Sciences (USP) sites. IAS Technical Report. 2009/02. June 2009. University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. http://www.usp.ac.fj/fileadmin/files/Institutes/ias/ IAS_Technical_reports/hugh_et_al_2009.pdf Govan, H. 2008. Overview: Reclaiming “Protected Areas” as a Livelihood Tool for Pacific Island People in: Cohen, P., A.D. Valemei and H. Govan. 2008. Annotated Bibliography on Socio-economic and Ecological Impacts of Marine Protected Areas in Pacific Island Countries. WorldFish Bibliography No. 1870. The WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia. 36 pp. Cohen, P., A.D. Valemei and H. Govan. 2008. Annotated Bibliography on Socio-economic and Ecological Impacts of Marine Protected Areas in Pacific Island Countries. WorldFish Bibliography No. 1870. The WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia. 36 pp. Govan, H. Tawake, A. and Tabunakawai, K. 2008. South Pacific’s potential to enhance livelihoods and meet international obligations. ECO. Vol 20, Issue 2, Feb 13, 2008. Available on the internet at www.cbdalliance.org Govan, H., E. Austin-Delaney, S. Wale, H. Tafea, S. Alefaio, S. Rena Gereva, T. Maltali, F. Robinson, F. Nainoca and Z. Khan. 2008. What Marine Education Does The South Pacific Really Need? IPMEC: Keynote Address. Current - The Journal of Marine Education. Volume 24 • Number 2. 34-39. Govan, H., Aalbersberg, W., Tawake, A., and Parks, J. 2008. Locally-Managed Marine Areas: A guide to supporting Community-Based Adaptive Management. The Locally-Managed Marine Area Network www.lmmanet.org Fedder, B. and H. Govan. 2007. Assessment of Global Marine Biodiversity Indicators for the Global Environment Facility Resource Allocation Framework (GEF RAF). A summary of findings – Report for Foundation of the Peoples of the South pacific International, Suva Fiji. Govan, H. 2007. People and Reefs in the Pacific – People and Livelihoods. ReefBase Pacific DVD (Ver. 1.0). The WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia. Gillett, R, G. Preston, W. Nash, H. Govan, T. Adams and M. Lam. 2007. Livelihood Diversification as a Marine Resource Management Tool in the Pacific Islands: Lessons Learned. Project by WFC/SPC. Paper commissioned by WorldFish. Govan, H. Tawake, A. and Tabunakawai, K. 2006. Community-based marine resource management in the South Pacific. PARKS Vol 16 No 1, 21-27. 63-67. Solís Rivera, V. Madrigal Cordero, P. Fonseca Borrás, M. Govan H. and Varela, V. 2006. Community conservation areas in Central America: recognising them for equity and good governance. PARKS Vol 16 No 1, 21-27. Govan, H., S. Wale, H. Tafea, P. Ramohia, E. Austin-Delaney, S. Rena Gereva, T. Maltali, T. Betero, S. Alefaio, F. Robinson and W. Sivoi. 2005. “Working with communities to improve coastal livelihoods: Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Kiribati”, paper presented at IMPAC meeting, Geelong, October 2005. Govan, H. 2005. Voices - A New Era Or Missed Opportunity?: Public Participation And The Pacific Plan. Pacific Magazine, November. (http://www.pacificmagazine.net/issue/2005/11/01/voices---a-new-era-or-missed-opportunity)
Govan, H. 2004. Netting ideas for fisheries management in the South Pacific. Islands business magazine, April 2004. 2pp Govan, H. 2003. Co-management of natural resources in Central America: The road to ?equitable distribution of the benefits of biodiversity? or another empty discourse of the technical elite? Prepared as a contribution to the EPP Initiative: LESSONS LEARNED IN COMMUNITY-BASED MANAGEMENT AND CO-MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND PROTECTED AREAS: focus on coastal and marine resources and Indigenous People?s communities in Central America and the Caribbean. Govan H. and J.B. Hambrey. 2002. Participatory Integrated Coastal Zone Management: The Way Forward? InterCoast ? International Newsletter of Coastal Management. Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island. Fall 2002. pp 20-23. National Geographic/Center for Support of Native Lands. 2002. Map of Indigenous Peoples and Natural Ecosystems in Central America and Southern Mexico. National Geographic Society, Washington DC. Gonzáles, M., Marta Villegas, Hugh Govan, Leonora Cordoba, Victor Atencio. Aprendamos a usar las leyes en nuestra comunidad: Discusión y análisis participativo sobre algunos problemas legales en los Territorios Indígenas Ngäbe de Alto Laguna de Osa y Coto Brus. 2002. Fundacion TUVA/ACT. ISBN 9968-9986-1-3 [Guide to Costa Rican legislation for indigenous peoples]
Govan, H. 2001. Asking the fishermen: Prospects for participatory management of Danube sturgeon. Policy Matters, Newsletter of the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, no. 8, 19-21. Borrini-Feyerabend, G., M.T Farvar, V. Solis and H. Govan. 2001. Manejo conjunto de los recursos naturales. GTZ y IUCN. Kasparek Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. Govan, H. 2000. Building on local culture for natural resource management in the Pacific. CM News No. 4. IUCN. Page 19 Govan, H. & H. Hartmann (eds.) 1999. Memoria de la cuarta reunión de la red ALFA-COSTA, San Jose, Costa Rica. 30pp. Nabhan, G., H. Govan, S.A. Eckert & J.A. Seminoff. 1999. Sea Turtle Workshop for the Indigenous Seri Tribe. Marine Turtle Newsletter 86:14. Govan, H. 1998. Community turtle conservation at Río Oro on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Marine Turtle Newsletter 80: 10-11.
Govan, H., A. Inglis, J. Pretty, M. Harrison, and A. Wightman. 1998. Best practice in community participation for National Parks in Scotland. Review #107. Scottish Natural Heritage, Edinburgh, Scotland. Govan, H., S. Guy, A. Inglis & A. Wightman. 1997. Area Sustainability Strategies Project: Participatory Strategy and Training Plan. Scottish Natural Heritage, Inverness, Scotland. Govan, H. 1997. Building on local culture for development. in Environment and development in the Pacific. Burt, B. and C. Clerk (eds.) Earthscan/Blackwell Academic Publishers. Govan, H. (ed.) 1997. Memoria de la tercera reunión de la red ALFA-COSTA, Leon, Nicaragua. 81pp. Inglis, A., H. Govan and S. Guy. 1997. Local voices to the surface: participatory Coastal Zone Management in the Solway Firth. PLA Notes 30.
Govan, H. (ed.) 1996. Solway Firth Information Review: Status and background for the management plan. Scottish Natural Heritage, Dumfries, 300pp. Govan, H. (ed.) 1996. Memoria de la primera reunión de la red ALFA-COSTA, La Rochelle, France. 100pp. Govan, H. In Preparation. Prospects for the biological control of predators of cultivated giant clams. Govan, H. and J.H. Hambrey. 1995. Integrated Coastal Zone Management - Participatory management: the way forward? Nautilus technical reports. 6. 10pp. Govan, H. 1995. Traditional Tari fishing on NW Guadalcanal. Traditional marine resource management and knowledge, SPC Information Bulletin. Govan, H. 1995. Cymatium muricinum and other ranellid gastropods: major predators of maricultured tridacnid clams. ICLARM Technical Report 49. Govan, H. 1994. Predators of maricultured tridacnid clams. 7th International Coral Reef Symposium, Guam, June 1992. 2: 749-753. Govan, H. 1993. Participatory research in giant clam farming. Naga, The ICLARM Quarterly, January, p8-10. Govan, H., L.Y. Fabro and E. Ropeti. 1993. Controlling predators of giant clams. In Fitt W.K. (Ed.), Biology and mariculture of giant clams. ACIAR Proceedings 7: 111-118. Govan, H. 1993. Flying fish season (Tauika) in Bellona. Naga, The ICLARM Quarterly, January, p6-7. Munro, J.L., H. Govan, M.H. Gervis, I. Lane, and J.B. Hambrey. 1993. Giant clam cultivation in the South Pacific: Present status and future prospects. World Aquaculture '93, Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain, May 26-28. Abstract. Govan, H. 1992. Some Solomon Island language names of tridacnid clams. Clamlines, Newsletter of the Giant Clam Research Group, 11: 11-12. Govan, H. 1992. Predators and predator control. In: Calumpong, H. (ed.). Ocean-nursery culture of giant clams. ACIAR Monograph 16: 41-50. Govan, H. 1992. Inadvertent introductions of pyramidellid parasites. Clamlines, Newsletter of the Giant Clam Research Group, 11: 7-8. Govan, H. 1992. Giant clams and the animals that kill them. Colour poster. ICLARM, Manila, Philippines. Govan, H. 1992. Cerithiids clean up killer clams. Clamlines, Newsletter of the Giant Clam Research Group, 10: 21-22. Govan, H. 1992. A low-cost ocean-nursery cage for juvenile tridacnid clams. Clamlines, Newsletter of the Giant Clam Research Group, 10: 2-13. Newman, L.J., L.R.G. Cannon and H. Govan. 1992. Stylochus (Imogene) matatasi new species, a pest of maricultured tridacnid clams and other bivalves. Hydrobiologia 257: 185-189. Newman, L.J., L.R.G. Cannon and H. Govan. 1991. Clam killers: turbellarian predators or scavengers? Australian Marine Sciences Association Meeting, Brisbane, July 1991. Abstract. Govan, H. 1990. Effects of stocking density on giant clams in ocean-nurseries. Clamlines, Newsletter of the Giant Clam Research Group, 8: 1-3. Govan, H. 1989. Vernacular names of tridacnid clams in the Pacific region. Aquabyte, 2(1): 5-7. Govan, H., P.V. Nichols and H. Tafea. 1988. Giant clam resource investigations in Solomon Islands. In Copland, J.W., and Lucas, J.S. Giant clams in Asia and the Pacific. ACIAR Monograph No. 9: 54-57. Govan, H. 1988. Sea transport of Tridacna gigas broodstock in Solomon Islands. In Copland, J.W., and Lucas, J.S. Giant clams in Asia and the Pacific. ACIAR Monograph No. 9: 173-175. Govan, H. 1988. Giant clam resource investigations in Solomon Islands. Paper presented at the SPC Workshop on Pacific Inshore Fishery Resources, Noumea, New Caledonia, 14-25 March 1988. BP 70. Haynes, A. and H. Govan. Submitted. Pyramidellid parasites of cultured tridacnid clams. Asian Fisheries Science.

Created: 1997-02-17 Last Updated: 2016-06-17 by Hugh GOVAN