You are here

Fisheries Management, Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries

FAO Technical Guidelines for Fisheries Management. 2011. Fisheries Management, Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries. FAO, UN, Rome, Italy.

These guidelines were developed to provide guidance on the use of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the context of fisheries. They look specifically at fisheries features of MPAs, but also address the interface between fisheries management and biodiversity conservation and provide support for MPAs with multiple objectives.

The guidelines are divided into two sections: background information on fisheries management, the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) and MPAs as a tool for fisheries management, including socio-economic and biological impacts and; planning and implementation of MPAs including the institutional, legal and policy context, the planning process and actual implementation considerations.