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Fisheries Experts Unveiled: Different Types and When to Use Them



Research PaperThe use and management of fish supplies, fish stocks and those who work in fishing and related businesses needs to be governed by good policies and actions, based as far as possible on good research-based advice and other expert information. Fisheries policy makers and managers work in a milieu that is reasonably endowed with fisheries and related experts. Some researchers and other expert advisors such as lawyers work for and with the managers own agencies, others work in external agencies, such as universities and independent organizations like conservation groups, and even in different sectors or government portfolios. As a policy decision-maker, in government or industry, what is the choice of experts you can draw upon and how do you best make use of this choice? Based on personal experience, this presentation provides a rough guide to the different types of experts you are likely to come across and the types of settings in which each is best used, or not, using examples from some recent fisheries and aquaculture cases, including some controversial fisheries cases

Topics: Policy Advice, Researchers, Types of Experts, Fisheries Management
Publisher: International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade
Year: 2006
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