Smart Fisheries Co-Management (SFC)

The Smart Fisheries Co-Management (SFC) project focuses on the design and implementation of contextualized fisheries co-management systems at national and local level.

Fisheries co-management knowledge tools

Guidebook for evaluating fisheries co-management effectiveness

The Guidebook offers a process and method to evaluate the performance of a fisheries co-management system and its plan in order to enhance its effectiveness in delivering benefits and in contributing to environmental, social and economic sustainability and good governance. It is to be used to evaluate the effectiveness of an existing fisheries co-management system operating at a fishery, community or sector level, or in a spatially defined area. 

e-Learning course: Evaluating fisheries co-management effectiveness

The course consists of 4 lessons: 

  • Lesson 1 – What is fisheries co-management? 
  • Lesson 2 – Why evaluate fisheries co-management?
  • Lesson 3 – How to evaluate fisheries co-management
  • Lesson 4 – Post-evaluation and adaptive management

Guidebook: How it works

This handbook, “How it works” complements the FAO Guidebook for evaluating fisheries co-management effectiveness. It includes a brief synopsis of the main topics covered and an overview of the detailed evaluation process described in the Guidebook.

Tools for the Guidebook for evaluating fisheries co-management effectiveness

The online collection of tools and resources can be used in the evaluation process that is described in the Guidebook. The tools and resources may be useful to the planners, evaluation team and participating stakeholders.

News

SFC
03 May 2024
  With over 650 000 fishers predominantly engaged in small-scale fisheries, Cambodia's fisheries sector plays a crucial role in providing food security and livelihoods, especially for those residing in the Mekong River region. However, the sector faces challenges such as illegal [...more]
SFC
22 December 2023
In December 2023, the Smart Fisheries Co-Management (SFC) project successfully conducted two comprehensive training workshops in Mozambique, focusing on capacity development and the evaluation of fisheries co-management effectiveness. The SFC project aims at building the capacity of government authorities and fishing [...more]
SFC
06 December 2023
In its commitment to empower fishing communities for sustainable livelihoods, the Republic of Mozambique initiated a collaboration with the FAO project Smart Fisheries Co-management (SFC). The collaboration aims to foster a cooperative approach to managing the country’s fisheries resources and [...more]
SFC
05 December 2023
Venue: Vilankulo, the Republic of MozambiqueDate: 11–14 December 2023  Mode: Hybrid Contact: Elisabetta Martone Following the National level capacity building workshop held from 4 to 7 December in Maputo, the Smart Fisheries Co-management project is extending the training series on fisheries co-management systems in Mozambique. The upcoming four days will [...more]
SFC
01 December 2023
Venue: Maputo, the Republic of MozambiqueDate: 4–7 December 2023  Mode: Hybrid Contact: Elisabetta Martone The workshop is organized by the FAO project “Fisheries Co-management Capacity Development for Blue Communities: Sustainable Fisheries and Diverse Livelihoods”, also known as Smart Fisheries Co-management (SFC). The project focuses on capacity development [...more]
SFC
02 November 2023
Mozambique's coastline supports a rich artisanal fishing sector and provides a source of food and employment for the population. However, the country is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events, which have a significant impact [...more]
SFC
07 September 2023
The FAO Smart Fisheries Co-Management (SFC) project is making significant steps in Cambodia. With the focus on bolstering the capabilities of government bodies and local fishing communities, the SFC project is tailored to establish effective fisheries co-management systems and promote [...more]
SFC
05 July 2023
Achieving effective fisheries co-management requires continuous feedback of information to generate positive impacts on economies and livelihoods, while minimizing resource usage (human, financial, and environmental). The evaluation of co-management effectiveness provides a structured methodology for gaining insight from both successful [...more]
SFC
16 June 2023
Effective fisheries co-management plays a vital role in achieving sustainable resource utilization and improving livelihoods. To enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of fisheries co-management, continuous feedback, monitoring, and evaluation are crucial steps for assessing progress, adapting strategies, and enhancing practices. In [...more]
SFC
12 June 2023
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with Royal Government of Cambodia through the Fisheries Administration held an inception workshop marking the launch of a project which aims to contribute to economic, environmental, and social sustainability of [...more]
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Resources

SFC
This document presents key findings from a comprehensive feasibility study aimed at evaluating the current status of fisheries management, co-management practices, and livelihoods in Cambodia. Conducted between July and October 2023, the study employed various methods including desk research, an [...more]
2024 - FAO
Publications
SFC
In Cambodia, the fisheries co-management emerged as a way to ensure the governance, environmental, social–economic sustainability of aquatic resources and Community Fisheries members who rely on the sector for their economic wellbeing. The factsheet describes how the Smart Fisheries Co-Management [...more]
2024
Publications
SFC
The trifold provides an overview and describes how the “Smart Fisheries Co-Management” project supports fishing communities, governments, and other stakeholders in building, and evaluating effective co-management systems in fisheries.
2024 - FAO
Publications
SFC
Type: Presentation Language: Portuguese Author: FAO   Abstract: The presentation contains training materials for on-the-ground trainings aimed at enhancing participants’ capacity to evaluate the performance of a fisheries co-management system. Participants attending will undergo a comprehensive training program to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to [...more]
2023 - FAO
Publications
SFC
Mozambique's coastline supports a rich artisanal fishing sector and provides a source of food and employment for the population. However, the country is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events, which have a significant impact [...more]
2023 - FAO
Publications
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