Data collection: designing and implementing systems for co-managed fisheries. A policy brief on designing sustainable data collection systems.


The aim of this brief is to explain why data collection is important for management; highlight the challenges faced by those involved in designing and implementing data collection systems or programmes; and describe how these challenges are addressed in a new set of guidelines published by FAO for designing data collection and sharing systems for co-managed fisheries. It also describes the experiences of, and lessons learnt by, fisheries management institutions working in South and South East Asia to design and implement data collection systems.


Fisheries Management Science Programme (FMSP), DFID, Marine Resources Assessment Group Ltd, London, UK, 20 pp.

Published 1 January 2005