Good Management Practice in Sustainable Fisheries: The Reality of Success in Fisheries Management

Apr 01, 2004
  • Description

The findings of the case-studies (shown in the list of references below) which were undertaken as part of the World Bank funded project 'Study of Good Management Practice in Sustainable Fisheries' are presented in a series of Policy Briefs. In Policy Brief 2, the comparison and synthesis of the findings from across the world highlight seven important issues or factors which can help us to understand the reality of success in fisheries management. It is clear that successful fisheries management is rarely due to one factor, but to a complex combination of numerous elements. Furthermore, some of the factors are beyond the control of fisheries managers (environmental factors being an obvious example) and others which are local and not replicable in other circumstances (the role of key people being an obvious example).