Interactive Governance Analysis of the Beche-De-Mer `Fish Chain' from Papua New Guinea to Asian Markets

Tropical sea cucumber, called bêche-de-mer in its dried form, is a luxury seafood. The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government banned exports and closed the fishery in 2009 due to overfishing. It is preparing to re-open the fishery in 2017 under a new sea cucumber fishery Management Plan.

This study, led by Associate Professor Kate Barclay at the University of Technology Sydney, conducted a governance analysis that will help the PNG Government and stakeholders ensure the effectiveness of the new Management Plan.

EDO NSW drafted the legal analysis for the governance section of the report, and provided general legal and policy analysis into the project.

All the project publications can be viewed at the UTS website.