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Sustainable Management Of Artisanal Fisheries In Developing Countries; The Need For Expert Systems: The Case Of The Pêchakour Expert System (PES)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EEIA080211

Volume

108

Pages

9

Page Range

210 - 217

Published

2008

Size

927 kb

Author(s)

S.-C. Chakour

Abstract

Environmental problems are very often ascribed to pollution. Nevertheless, various other environmental impacts are also associated with abusive exploitation of natural resources that remain abundant in many developing countries. An urgent public intervention Boncoeur [1], therefore, seems necessary and reasonable public policies must be found. Since economic resources and coastal environment in some countries, notably in developing ones, lack expertise, the recourse to the Expert System triggers public attention and intervention for sustainable management of resources. In this respect, the present article examines advantages of expert systems, notably the Pêchakour Expert System (PES), as being helpful tools in decision-making. Another objective of this article is to highlight the efficiency and practical character of such expert systems. Keywords: marine resources, artisanal fisheries, sustainable management, public policies, decision, Pêchakour Expert System. 1 Introduction The development of the fishing sector in Algeria calls for an appropriate adjustment of fisheries in the context of sustainable management of resources and fisheries activities Chakour and Allegret [2]. This must rely on good governance based on indicators and relevant information, so as to orientate the public intervention. As a precaution, it is also necessary to use simulations that can put in evidence the after-effects of all economic or technical activities.

Keywords

marine resources, artisanal fisheries, sustainable management, public policies, decision, Pêchakour Expert System.