Engage stakeholders/fishers in scientific research and data collection
Overall effectiveness category Awaiting assessment
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Engagement and agreement of stakeholders and fishers in scientific research and data collection is believed to be essential for shared problem solving and ultimately for any management plan to succeed (Mackinson et al. 2011). Engaging fishers to collect scientific data may improve the coverage of data and help give fishers a better understanding of the information underpinning management plans. This in turn may improve compliance and buy-in to proposals and help reduce the impacts of fishing.
Mackinson S., Wilson D. C., Galiay P. & Deas B. (2011) Engaging stakeholders in fisheries and marine research. Marine Policy, 35, 18–24.