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Wiber, M., Young, S. & L. Wilson. 2012. Impact of Aquaculture on Commercial Fisheries: Fishermen’s Local Ecological Knowledge. Human Ecology, DOI: 10.1007/s10745-011-9450-7. Availabe Online:

Wiber, M., Young, S. & L. Wilson. 2011. Aquaculture-Traditional Fishery Interactions in Southwest New Brunswick: Implications for Future Research. OCN-Canada Policy Briefs, Volume 1 (January – April 2011).

Charles, A. 2011. Integrated Ocean Management and the Fisheries Sector: Interactions, Economic Tools and Governance Structures. Report prepared for Fisheries Department, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Paris, France.

Charles, A. 2011. Human Rights and Fishery Rights in Small-Scale Fisheries Management. In: Small-scale Fisheries Management (R.S. Pomeroy & N. ANDREW, editors). CAB International.

Charles, A. 2010. Distributional Impacts of Marine Protected Areas: A Spatial Bioeconomic Analysis. Natural Resource Modeling 23:218-252.

Charles, A. 2010. Good Practices in the Governance of Small-Scale Fisheries, with a Focus on Rights-Based Approaches. Prepared for FAO Workshops on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries: Bringing together responsible fisheries and social development. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Rome, Italy.

Wiber, M. & B. Turner. 2010. Moral Talk: the ontological politics of sustainable development. Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Working Papers, Working Paper No. 123.

Wiber, M. & M. Recchia. 2010. Legal pluralism and integrated management in Saint John Harbour, Canada. MAST 9(1): 81-101.

Charles, A., Wiber, M. Bigney, K., Curtis, D., Wilson, L., Angus, A., Kearney, J., Landry, M.,Recchia, M., Saulnier, H. & C. White. 2010. Integrated Management: A Coastal Community PerspectiveHorizons 10(4):26-34.

Wiber, M., Rudd, M., Pinkerton, E., Bull, A. & A. Charles. 2010. Coastal management challenges from a community perspective: the problem of ‘stealth privatization’ in a Canadian fishery. Marine Policy 34:598-605.

Wiber, M. & L. Wilson. 2009. Community Perspectives on Integrated Management: A case study from the Annapolis Basin area, Nova Scotia, CanadaOcean and Coastal Management 52 (11):559-567

Wiber, M. 2009. The Spatial and Temporal Role of Law in Natural Resource Management: The Impact of State Regulation of Fishing Spaces. In F. and K. von Benda-Beckmann and Anne Griffiths, eds., Spatialising Law: An Anthropological Geography of Law in Society.  Ashgate. Pp. 121-154.

Wiber, M. & A. Bull. 2009. Re-scaling Governance for Better Resource Management? In: F. and K. von Benda-Beckmann and Julia Eckert, eds. Rules of Law and Laws of Ruling. Pp. 151-170. Surrey, UK: Ashgate.

Charles A. & L. Wilson. Community involvement and engagement in coastal resource management:Maritimes experiences.  Poster presentation, Ocean Management Research Network Conference October 2009

Wiber, M. & J. Kearney. 2009. Learning Communities and Legal Spaces: Community-Based Fisheries Management in a Globalizing World.  In F. and K. von Benda-Beckmann and Anne Griffiths, eds., The Power of Law in a Transnational World.  Berghan Press. Pp. 137-155.

Wiber, M., Charles, A., Kearney, J. & F. Berkes. 2008. Enhancing Community Empowerment through Participatory Fisheries ResearchMarine Policy 33:172-179.

Kearney, J., Berkes, F., Charles, A., Pinkerton, E. & M. Wiber. 2007. The Role of Participatory Governance and Community-Based Management in Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management in Canada. Coastal Management Journal 35(1):79-104.

Wiber, M. & C. Milley. 2007. After Marshall: Implementation of Aboriginal Fishing Rights in Atlantic Canada. Special Volume of the Journal of Legal Pluralism 55:163-186.

Sullivan, D (Clean Annapolis River Project). Digging Into the Past: Clam Harvesting in the Annapolis Basin. Prepared for the Bay of Fundy Marine Resource Centre as part of the CoastalCURA

Graham, J., Charles, A. & A. Bull. 2006. Community Fisheries Management Handbook. (1431 KB) Halifax, NS: Gorsebrook Research Institute, Saint Mary's University


Working Papers

Wiber, M. and Recchia, M.  Coastal CURA - Communities Managing Coasts Together.

Wiber, M. and Recchia, M.  Calling for Integrated Management of Saint John Harbour.  Paper prepared for the 8th Bay of Fundy Ecological Partnership Science Workshop, May 2009, Acadia University.

Wiber, M. and Recchia, M.  Policy Brief: Calling for Integrated Management of Saint John Harbour

Wiber, M.  Preliminary Analysis of Onshore Harvesting Survey

Bull, A.  Learning Communities and Community-Based Marine Management

Curtis, D., Wiber, M., Recchia, M.  Information Needs for Integrated Management

Fundy Fixed Gear Council.  Ten Years of Community-Based Management

Melanie Wiber, Murray Rudd, and Maria Recchia. 2009. Draft Report: Costs and Earnings Survey, Inshore and Onshore Fishing Sector, SWNB. Draft #2.


Related Reports & Articles

The Coastal CURA is following developments in the planning and management of Saint John Harbour. A proposed oil refinery development in Saint John Harbour is currently on hold, but the environmental impact assessment was completed.  (Read the Federal EIA report prepared by Jacques Whitford). The federal government is currently receiving public response to the EIA Report. Our CURA partner, Fundy North Fishermen's Association, prepared a response (View Eider Rock EIA comments - FNFA).

Subsistence Economies Newsletter July 2008


Posters & Presentations

Poster: Integrated Shellfish Management in the Bay of Fundy. Comparing the Role of ACAPs* in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Poster: St. Mary's/Annapolis Bay Clam Management Study

Poster: How Do We Get From Fragmented Management to Integrated Management in Saint John Harbour

CURA Student Reports

Bob Capistrano: An institutional analysis of community participation on MPAs within tourism sites in the Philippines

Don Logan:Where there’s a will there’s a way: Integrated Community Based Management In Canada’s Maritime Provinces

Louie Porta: Historical Resource Reflection: A Methodological Tool for Resource Partnerships: A Case Study of the Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island

Olando Harvey: Community-led Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Case Study from Malpeque Bay, Prince Edward Island

Courtenay Parlee:Alternative Dispute Resolution: Can it Advance the Stated Policies of Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Canadian Fisheries and Oceans?

Sarah Bood: Sharing the Waters: Saint John, NB


Film: A Coastal Partnership

Maritime Stories of
Integrated Management

Watch it here

People in Places
Engaging Together in Integrated
Resource Management

An International Conference in
Halifax, NS, Canada
June 27-29, 2011

View our Conference Proceedings here