||Guidelines for designing data collection and sharing systems for co-managed fisheries. Part 2: Technical guidelines.
||The increasing shift towards co-management has prompted managers to reflect upon their
new roles and reconsider information requirements. This technical paper, in two parts, is
aimed to meet the growing need among co-managers for guidelines to help design and
implement appropriate and cost-effective data collection programmes or systems.
Part 1: Practical guide has been written specifically for co-managers and facilitators
working in the field and offers simple and practical advice on helping stakeholders identify
their information needs in relation to their management objectives and responsibilities,
and developing collaborative ways of collecting and sharing the information in the most
Part 2: Technical guidelines provides more technical detail on each of the sections in
the Practical guide, including examples of the types of data that might be of interest
to different stakeholders, data collection methods and sources, the design of sampling
programmes, and guidance on data analysis and interpretation. Part 2 is aimed particularly
at Department of Fisheries and extension staff, research agencies and academic
institutions, but can also provide field practitioners with an additional resource that
can be referenced when necessary.
Together, Parts 1 and 2 draw on relevant elements of the literature and the output of
DFID-funded research, as well as the experiences and expressed needs of co-managers
currently designing or preparing to design their own data collection systems.
Training/Learning Support Material;
||Sustainable management and use of fisheries and aquaculture resources