The first few months after a new management system hits the water can be crucial in determining its long-term success. Implementation experience across a range of fisheries suggests a set of general themes that warrant particular attention during the implementation of a new management system. The Implementation Readiness Checklist contains critical information and guidance that can contribute to the successful implementation of a new management system. With the Implementation Readiness Checklist, fishery practitioners can:
- Review general guidance on implementing a new management system to encourage success and reduce unforeseen challenges.
- Ensure that critical processes are considered prior to, and during the early stages of implementation.
- Answer a series of specific questions that are designed to identify gaps and potential challenges to successful implementation.
Once completed, the outputs from the Implementation Readiness Checklist can be used to take specific actions that address challenges during the implementation of a management system.