This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Associated with a wide range of projects. Newly-released EnhanceFish
software helps fisheries staff calculate the costs and benefits—both
social and economic—of boosting wild fisheries by stocking them with
hatchery-reared fish. The software can be used to determine whether
it's worthwhile to improve a fishery and, if so, with what, when and
how. Although enhancing natural fisheries can improve incomes and have
other social benefits, fisheries staff need to have a good understanding
of the overall system and of the likely biological and socio-economic
impacts. The package guides them through analyses and helps them advise
and work with stakeholders in specific fisheries. EnhanceFish is already
being used in Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. Strong interest from China
and other governments indicate that this software has major potential to
raise productivity and restore fisheries.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (11 pp.) taken from the CD.
FMSP10, 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 133.