Fisheries Areas Network


FARNET Guide #16: Strengthening local resource management

How can FLAGs be actively involved in designing and implementing an inclusive local resource management process, and what role could they play in this process?

How can FLAGs help make local activities more sustainable and contribute to protecting the environment?

What is the best way to integrate fisheries and aquaculture activities in protected areas? 

What  can  FLAGs  do  to  make  these activities more socially acceptable and get local people and the fisheries sector involved in supporting their development?

This guide will seek to answer these questions from both a methodological and practical standpoint. It is divided into five thematic factsheets, each with tools, expert advice and case studies of FLAG initiatives and activities:

Local resource co-management

Managing Natura 2000 sites and marine protected areas

Monitoring local fisheries resources and fishing activities

Sustainable fisheries certification

Improving practices and applying the landing obligation

The guide also contains a handy overview of key laws, policies and concepts around local resource management along with references to further sources of information.

Available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Portuguese below. 



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