Since 1991, DFID has commissioned over 50 research projects on marine and inland fisheries management through the FMSP. This report reviews the impact of this research in supporting fisheries managers and policy makers in the sustainable management and development of fisheries in developing countries, and its contribution to achieving the Millenium Development Goals. DFID research has been structured around five main themes: research to inform managment and influence policy; promotion of the participation of poor fishers in the assessment and management of their fisheries; development of fisheries assessment methods to inform management; development of pro-poor capture fisheries strategies and development of pro-poor enhancement fisheries strategies. Examples of outputs and available research products are given in the report, as are key lessons learned.
Impact of DFID funded research on fisheries management - Key lessons for policy