The objectives of the project were to enable better management and appropriate development of artisanal fisheries, by developing and testing a generic fisheries information management system (FIMS) suitable for significantly different situations.This report describes the results of the second field-based case study components of the project which was conducted in the Turks and Caicos Islands between May and June 1999. Following a summary and an introductory section, the report is divided into 3 main chapters, and 3 appendices. Section 3 provides background on the island's and its fisheries. Section 4 reviews the management of the fisheries including institutional arrangements, the role of the state and the fishing communities, management objectives, models, resource assessments and the management plan. Chapter 5 then identifies the data requirements of both the state and the communities and describes existing and potential sampling methodologies identified from disposition pathways and field appraisals. The existing database and required (future) outputs are also described.
Marine Resources Assessment Group Ltd., Fisheries Management Science Programme, Department for International Development, London, UK, 214 pp.