FAME - Coastal Fisheries Programme

Offshore fish identification cards for small-scale fishermen

These identification cards are produced to help improve catch data and statistics from small-scale vessels that regularly target pelagic species. With a better understanding of small-scale vessel catches, regional fisheries managers can ensure that migratory stocks are better managed throughout the range of the stocks and that small-scale fishers get more recognition and support for their contribution to food security and employment at the local community level. The most likely users of these cards are small-scale fishers who actively target pelagic stocks, along with fishery officers who are tasked with monitoring these fisheries. Fisheries training institutions and fishing communities are other potential users.

The cards are printed on plastic and form a pocket-size booklet, easy to carry onboard fishing vessels or at offloading places, where catch data can be recorded.

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