With an emphasis upon participatory research involving key stakeholders at all levels of management, the purpose of the project was to identify, develop and evaluate participatory data collection and sharing mechanisms (systems) to improve the (co-)management of capture and enhancement fishery resources important to the livelihoods of the poor. Guidelines produced as a result of this project will enable fisher community members (including women and youth) to make informed and empowered choices and decisions concerning the comanagement of their resources to improve their livelihoods. The guidelines will also provide national fisheries departments with the means to generate relevant data and information to effectively formulate and evaluate (co-management) policy and development plans, meet national and international reporting responsibilities, and support and coordinate local management activities.
Marine Resources Assessment Group Ltd, London, UK, 31 pp.
Fisheries Data Collection and Sharing Mechanisms for (Co-) Management. Final technical report.