Learning-by-doing in fisheries management. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Principally based on Projects R7335, R8292 and R8470. Collective learning is helping communities make the most of small fisheries. Often, these fisheries are open to all and so, ideally, all stakeholders need to be involved in managing them. But stakeholders often don't understand all the issues that need to be considered and how changes in the way they do things—new technologies or management strategies—will benefit them. The learning-by-doing approach helps those with interests in the fishery share information, plan, manage, adapt and reap the benefits of working together. Co-management and learning-by-doing approaches have already proven successful in rice-fish systems in India and Southeast Asia. They could have a major impact on poor producers' livelihoods—benefiting not only fishers but also those depending on other common-pool resources.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (15 pp.) taken from the CD.


FMSP07, 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 78.

Published 1 January 2007