This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Principally based on Projects R6437, R7947, R8397 and R8464. Tapping
into fishers' knowledge opens the door to a wealth of data. This is
invaluable in fisheries where there may be very little information or no
records at all. As new fisheries are still being discovered in
lessdeveloped countries—and there's very little information about many
existing fisheries—asking fishers to share their knowledge helps
managers quickly weigh up the state of a fishery. In Namibia, Zanzibar,
the Galapagos, Kenya, India, Gabon, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the
Seychelles fishers have shared important information with scientists,
managers and stakeholders and helped develop plans for fisheries.
Namibia, St Helena and Tonga have adopted precautionary management based
on fishers' knowledge, and the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Trinidad
and Tobago are planning to adopt this approach too.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (17 pp.) taken from the CD.
FMSP06, 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.