This booklet describes, in a non-technical manner, some important aspects of FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries No. 6 dealing with inland fisheries. The purpose of this booklet is to help familiarize FAO Members and other stakeholders with the goals and practices of responsible inland fisheries development and management. This booklet does not replace Technical Guideline No. 6 but simply presents some of the complex information contained in that guideline in a simplified form in an attempt to make it more accessible to all users of inland fisheries.