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Assessing Participation of the Fishing Sectors in UK Science and Management - FX0118

Description
This is an original piece of research assessing the degree and nature of participation by English commercial fishers and recreational anglers in fisheries science and management. The scope of the project includes their past and current levels of participation, as well as their future desired participation
Objective
[1] Assessing to what extent individual commercial fishers and recreational anglers, and their representatives, perceive fisheries science and management to be participatory.
[2] Assessing to what extent individual fishers and anglers, and their representatives, perceive participatory initiatives (e.g., Advisory Councils, Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities, coastal partnerships, and industry-led science initiatives) to have fostered their inclusion in fisheries science and management.
[3] Understanding the partnership working experiences of individual fishers, anglers, and their representatives. This includes assessing their awareness of partnership working, as well as providing insight on the degree and nature of their involvement in partnership working.
[4] Understanding whether individual fishers and anglers desire more, less, or unchanged participation in fisheries science and management, and for which particular processes.
[5] Understanding fishers’ and anglers’ desired balance between representative, group, and one-to-one participation.
[6] Assessing perceptions and providing insight on where the organisations and officials representing fishers and anglers have capacity, opportunity, and the approach to facilitate the level of desired participation in fisheries science and management for individuals.
[7] Identifying what individual fishers and anglers, and their representatives, feel are the barriers and enablers to establishing and implementing successful partnership working.
[8] Identifying what individual fishers and anglers, and their representatives, feel are the critical factors in the success and failure of partnership working.
[9] Understanding whether there are any sectoral (e.g. inshore vs. offshore fleet), geographic, or other patterns associated with participation or desired changes in participation.
[10] Identifying for which fisheries science and management processes fishers and anglers can add most value through their participation.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Assessing participation of   (2951k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2019

To: 2019

Cost: £73,636
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University of Gloucester
Keywords
Fisheries