Evaluation of Fisheries Control and Enforcement

Project Aim:

To enhance the MMO’s understanding of the effectiveness and efficiency of its control and enforcement actions and options in order to inform future actions and budget needs.

Project Outcome:

A set of recommendations for future development of fisheries compliance in England, underpinned by an in-depth understanding of English fishers’ attitudes to compliance.

This project aimed to enhance the MMO’s understanding of the effectiveness and efficiency of its control and enforcement actions and options in order to inform future actions and budget needs.

The team evaluated and analysed fisheries management data held by the regulator to investigate trends in fisheries compliance, and the strengths and weaknesses of the current data system relative to understanding illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU) in English waters.

Work included delivery of a face-to-face survey of English fishers to understand the compliance landscape and opinions of the current regulatory, control and enforcement system.  This was followed by synthesis of multiple information streams to evaluate the effectiveness of the current control and enforcement system and analysis of factors that influence compliance with fisheries regulations.

Key messages:

  • We worked with England’s fisheries management authority to understand the effectiveness and efficiency of their operations
  • Our work produced a set of recommendations for the future development of fisheries compliance in England
  • We delivered an in-depth survey and analysis of English fishers’ attitudes to compliance

 

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