Uptake of adaptive learning approaches for enhancement fisheries, Final Technical Report.


This project has arisen from the successful outcomes of the adaptive learning project (R7335). The adaptive learning project had successfully developed and tested the adaptive learning approach for the management of enhanced fisheries. However, the promotion of the outputs of the project were limited and it was recognised that the opportunity for uptake of the approach could be enhanced by further testing of the approach that could widen its applicability (and show this) and the refinement of the outputs - essentially the adaptive learning guidelines. This entailed a multi-level testing and assessment exercise within which the project sought to learn more about a) the products, b) the adaptive learning approach and c) the fisheries in which the approach was being tested so that improvements could be made to each. This report describes the activities undertaken with regard to each and, describes what was learned and how this was used to make improvements in each case. The project purpose was therefore to develop and promote adaptive learning approaches to fisheries enhancements in order to achieve increased uptake. Activities undertaken during the project included: the refinement of tools for supporting adaptive learning; implementing an adaptive learning approach to enhancements, using as a case study, rice-fish systems in West Bengal, India; testing of tools associated with adaptive learning in countries of the Mekong Basin; promotion, through a variety of media, of the key research messages and adaptive learning products.


Marine Resources Assessment Group Ltd, London, UK, 35 pp.

Published 1 January 2005