The first objective of the WP1 will be to review and synthetize the art of knowledge about the development of shell industries (black pearl farming, trocus harvesting, giant clam aquaculture) in French Polynesia. We integrate theories of natural resource management (Ostrom 1990 and 2009, Folke and al. 2005, 2010 Armitage and al. 2009; Plummer, 2009; Österblom and al. 2010, Bennett and al. 2016, Bambridge and al. 2019; Mazé et al. 2019 specially in the field of marine resource management -e.g. research in marine filed at the SRC Stockholm).
This analytical review will investigate the social and cultural drivers, dynamics, and linkages which played a role in the success of diverse challenges experienced in management of the black pearl farming (90% of world production) by national government, an industrial syndicate, and local farmers; the municipal management of harvest quota of trocus; and the aquaculture of giant clams (50% of world commercial production). A synthesis and recommendations will be produced.