Best practices for fisheries. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Principally based on Projects R8467, R8118 and R8196. Decision makers responsible for fisheries now have best practices to help them change fisheries policies and regulations for the better. Competing demands, environmental degradation and climate change mean that fisheries are among the most difficult resources to manage. The best practices help planners to realise the potential of fisheries to reduce poverty while maximising economic benefits in the long term. Many problems with fisheries have non-fisheries causes—social and policy issues need to be taken into account along with resource concerns. Drawing together best practices is strengthening the growing global call for better fisheries management and influencing policy change throughout East Africa and South East Asia. Already, planners have used these practices to revive fisheries in post-tsunami India and develop fisheries in Sierra Leone.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (14 pp.) taken from the CD.


FMSP02, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 77.

Published 1 January 2007