This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Associated with Projects including R8468, R8360, R7041, R5050CB and
R4517. Basic tools to collect and record information on fisheries,
designed specifically for developing countries, can now be downloaded
from the internet. Previously, assessing fisheries was expensive,
time-consuming and needed to be done by experts. This left 70% of the
world's fisheries badly managed and seriously threatened. Now, using
these tools and with a little training, fisheries managers can work out
what is happening in a fishery. Using this information, they can then
develop plans that take into account not only the physical resources,
but the social, economic and environmental aspects as well. Fisheries
managers, fishers and community groups in the Seychelles, Indian Ocean,
Kenya, Vietnam, India and the Caribbean have already proven these
tools' value. FAO is championing their use in the Atlantic and hundreds
of copies of the software have been downloaded all over the world.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (19 pp.) taken from the CD.
FMSP05, 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 132.