Fisheries Management

UK Sustainable Fisheries Inshore Pilot project

Review of the management of 26 different small-scale inshore fisheries, using the MSC assessment methodology as an audit tool, to identify strengths and weaknesses, draw up a suitable R&D programme and demonstrate how to bring overall and specific fisheries management within the scope of MSC certification.  This pilot was subsequently used as the model for the roll-out of management improvement programmes in each of the ten new Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities (IFCAs), estab

Moving Suriname seabob towards MSC certification

Working alongside private sector partners in Suriname and Belgium, and with the government of Suriname, provision of advice and mentoring over a five year period in developing and implementing a practical programme of improvements in fishery management, fishing practice, data collection, scientific research and new decision-making structures and protocols, leading to successful MSC certification of this semi-industrial scale developing country fishery.  The speed and extent of the changes

Irish islands' submission to the CFP review

Further to our work on the special position of fishing and fisheries in the long-standing and continuing sustainability of Ireland's gaelic speaking offshore islands, we were asked to put forward the case representing the fragility of these community / natural resources linkages and the need for a degree of formal recognition of this special status and its heritage implications.  Ireland's offshore island communities are not alone in this situation, with many other peripheral island communities dotted around the coastline of the European C

Terminal evaluation of large GEF / UNDP regional tuna management programme

Terminal evaluation of the Oceanic Fishery Management Project - as large (US$200M) regional programme of assistance to Pacific Island states focused on strengthening their capacity to improve monitoring and management of oceanic tuna stocks and fisheries against a backdrop of rising exploitation, and dominance of the fishery by the fleets of metropolitan countries. 

MSC standard recalibration exercise

As part of the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) work to strengthen its assessment methodology, participation in an exercise to interpret how changes and improvements in the assessment methodology and scoring instructions for Principle 3 might have resulted in different scoring outcomes for sample fisheries that had already achieved certification as well managed.