Implementation of the Communications Plan
The aim of the DFID/FMSP Project No. R.8467 entitled 'Incorporating Common Pool Resources (CPR) Issues into Fisheries Management Policy' was to synthesise information on fisheries within the context of CPR issues, including access rights and livelihood importance for poor fishers, drawing upon existing FMSP materials, in particular, and to communicate the findings to fisheries and other stakeholders, especially policy-makers. The main source of information would be DFID/FMSP project clusters 2 and 7.
The project was scheduled to operate from April to October 2005, and the principal outputs were a set of four Key Sheets developed using a synthesis of FMSP projects in Clusters 2 and 7 and set within the context of fisheries management in Developing Countries.
A Communication Strategy (CS) was developed for the project and finalised in July 2005 as shown in Appendix 1.
The objective of the current report is to consider the steps which were taken to implement the CS and the degree to which it was successful in promoting the knowledge products of the project.