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
Policy & Planning
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
Review of the management tools available for the management of the inshore and offshore brown crab fisheries of Western Europe, their impact and effectiveness, and how they might be deployed to improve stock condition, reduce effort and improve operating economics.
Responding to a controversial and damaging incident of illegal fishing in Sierra Leone inshore waters, an investor group with interests in the managing company sought independent assessment of the incident and advice on how to ensure no repetition of such fishing behaviour, and how to strengthen corporate operating standards and compliance.
As part of the process of developing a formal Local Development Control Plan for the island of St Helena, assistance was given in defining and justifying a coherent network of national parks, nature reserves, international wirebird areas and historic conservation areas to manage and project the natural and historic heritage of this very special island and its peopole.
Examination of how the raft of proposed CFP policy changes might be expected to support or hinder the adoption of practices that reduce overall impact on the marine and wider environment, and more specifically the adoption of low impact and low carbon fishing.
Advice and assistance to the Guyana seabob industry and fishery managers in strengthening sector management preparatory to entering into MSC assessment for this tropical trawl fishery