The most successful fisheries management regimes incorporate a clear framework of integrated components that work together to achieve defined management objectives. Key components include clear policy and governance arrangements, effective systems for harvest control and allocation, biological and economic resource assessment, and monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS), supported in turn by effective processes for stakeholder engagement and performance review.
MRAG Asia Pacific has extensive experience in the design and implementation of fisheries management regimes, from individual components to whole, integrated systems. Many of our staff and associates have considerable experience running fisheries agencies at the highest level.
Our services include:
- Fisheries management planning;
- Independent review of management systems and processes;
- Harvest strategy design; and
- Design of risk-based arrangements for data-deficient fisheries.