Coastal Fisheries Programme

fisheries management plan reviews


Community-based fisheries management (CBFM) is premised on the understanding that each community is responsible for its respective marine environment. CBFM enables communities to assume this lead role in managing fisheries and adjacent coastal areas. CBFM plans lay out information on fishing and any fisheries in the area, related rules and the means of their enforcement, and the composition of the CBFM Committee.

This guide has been developed as a reference for organisations tasked with facilitating community discussions to devise or review their CBFM plans collaboratively. This guide offers tips to support facilitators in conducting effective participatory reviews of CBFM, including through the active engagement of people of diverse backgrounds, ages and genders. Following the organised community discussions, the designated CBFM Committee holds a separate meeting to discuss and mediate differences of opinion, draft or revise the CBFM Plan based on community feedback, and subsequently communicate the plan back to the community.

List of documents

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Community-based Fisheries Management Plan Reviews [Facilitation Guide]
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Community-based Fisheries Management Plan Reviews [Data collection worksheets]
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These documents were produced by WorldFish, the University of Woolongong and the Pacific Community

The preparation of these document was funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Centre for International Agricultural
Research (ACIAR) projectFIS-2016-300 and undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-food Systems (FISH).

These documents have been produced with the financial support of the Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme, funded by the European Union and the Government of Sweden. Its contents do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union or the Government of Sweden.


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