Strong and well-designed fisheries law and policy and an effective governance system are critical to ensuring durable sustainable fisheries. The Fisheries Policy and Governance Analysis Tool helps determine the effectiveness of a fishery’s policies and governance system at multiple levels of management. With this tool, fishery practitioners can:
- Identify attributes that influence the effectiveness of a governance and policy system.
- Score attributes of their fishery system, based on their presence in the system and level of implementation.
- Evaluate weaknesses in existing fisheries laws, policies and the governance system that might create barriers to effective management and reform.
Once completed, fishery practitioners can use the outputs of the tool to strengthen attributes within a system and improve project design to account for gaps and weaknesses in policy and governance systems.