Thoughtfully designed fisheries law and policies, along with well-functioning governance systems are foundational for effective fisheries management. The ability for such systems to regularly monitor social, ecological and economic conditions, integrate new information, and adapt according to shifting needs has become increasingly important in the context of building resilience in the face of climate change and other shocks.

You can learn more about governance and policy in fisheries management through our additional learning resources.

EDF has a suite of tools to help you examine local governance and management systems within your fishery. Our decision support tools can assist you in evaluating strengths and weaknesses in the governance systems or within existing management approaches, and can assist you in prioritizing opportunities for intervention.

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