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
Economic & Environmental Evaluation
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.
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 recent mariculture development in the island countries of the South Pacific, drawing on national case study material from PNG, the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, Fiji and the Cook Islands, and drawing on the successes and failures to inform guidelines on further and future developments.
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