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Department of Planning

IFM research areas

Regional Development Activities

Regional development activities in IFM focus on coastal community development. Survival in rural areas has required economic activities in order to diversify, both within fishery related activities and within sectors without direct linkages to the fisheries.

 For the fisheries and the communities hosting the fishing activities, the pressure for continued changes and development will not decrease the coming years. Innovation – development of new products, processes and ways of organising – is necessary for maintaining a viable sector and socially and economically sustainable communities.