The Environment for Development (EfD) initiative is a global network of environmental economics research centers supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). It contributes to effective management of the environment in the global south through applied research, institutional development, academic training and policy interaction. The Program Sustainable Management of Marine Resources is a research collaboration within EfD between 11 EfD centers in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, China, India, Vietnam and Sweden. A major research objective for the program is to contribute with new knowledge about balanced policy reforms for fisheries, improving conditions but acknowledging weighing benefits against costs.
Fisheries Performance Indicators (FPIs) is an essential element when measuring, evaluating and comparing data scarce fisheries within and between countries. The ambition of the program is to generate in depth insights about crucial factors explaining successful development of fisheries management. Potentially, our studies can also bring insights regarding trade-offs in social, ecological and economic dimensions in line with the structure of the FPI methodology. Researchers within the program are collecting FPI data for at least two fisheries within their own country meaning that the program will generate data for about two dozen of fisheries to the global FPI database. For this session, we will focus on one or two case study fisheries that we have identified as particularly interesting during the initial data collection phase, provide some preliminary results and discuss general links to the FPI methodology.