Computer game strengthens control of foreign fishing. Validated RNRRS Output.

Abstract

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 R4775, R5049 and R8463. A new computer game is helping fisheries managers learn how to control foreign ships fishing in their exclusive economic zones. The game lets them experiment with control measures such as licence fees, fines for illegal fishing and the costs of law enforcement, to get the maximum social and economic benefits from the fishery. Many less-developed coastal countries have little expertise in these areas and this game helps fisheries managers and policy makers understand the issues they need to address. The model underlying the game has been tested in the Seychelles and Indian Ocean where it helped decision-making on fishing licence fees and fishing legislation. It has great potential for helping managers select and apply suitable tools to control foreign fishing.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (15 pp.) taken from the CD.

Citation

FMSP08, 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 78.

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